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Re: Sun JDK 1.6, Java plugin, Firefox?

On 1/23/07, Knute Johnson <linux rabbitbrush frazmtn com> wrote:
Mike Cohler wrote:
> Knute Johnson <linux <at> rabbitbrush.frazmtn.com> writes:
>> Does anybody have the Sun 1.6 JDK installed with JPackage and able to
>> get the java plugin to work with Firefox?  If I go to about:plugins it
>> shows installed and enabled but I can't get any applets to run.  I'm
>> using JPackage 1.7b, Sun JDK 1.6 and Firefox on FC 6.
>> Thanks,
> I installed the 1.6 JRE from java.sun.com - and it works fine.
> If you go to http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp
> then under "Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6" click downloads and
> get the Linux bin file.
> Once that is untarred you can collect the appropriate plugin files
> and make sure they are in the plugins directory.
>>From wherever your java directory is stored you then need
> java/jre1.6.0/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so
> in the plugins directory either as the file or a link to the correct file
> in the firefox plugins directory. You will need to restart firefox for it
> to be active.
> This is how I do it and it seems to work fine.

Thanks for your response Mike but I really want to get it to work with
JPackage since that is apparently the future.

Java was recently opensourced by Sun; thus, removing the need for the
purist to create another variant of java.

How is JPackage the future?

Knute Johnson

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