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Re: Does Iced Tea Web Start work on Fedora 10? What about Fedora 11?



* Christopher A. Williams <chriswfedora cawllc com> [2009-07-13 15:47]:
> On Mon, 2009-07-13 at 13:27 -0500, Rick Sewill wrote:
> > On Mon, 2009-07-13 at 13:51 -0400, Deepak Bhole wrote:
> > > * Gianluca Sforna <giallu gmail com> [2009-07-13 03:31]:
> > > > On Mon, Jul 13, 2009 at 2:08 AM, Rick Sewill<rsewill gmail com> wrote:
> > > > > Step 2 - Complete your setup fails when I use Iced Tea Web Start on
> > > > > Fedora 10.  I click Configuration Room to test my connection, the
> > > > > web page changes to a web page with, "Launching Elluminate Live...",
> > > > > and a pop-up asks me what I should use to open meeting.jnlp.
> > > > > If I select "Iced Tea Web Start (default)", nothing happens.
> > > > 
> > > > Same here on Fedora 11
> > > > 
> > > > >
> > > > > I guess I am asking if other people can get Ice Tea Web Start to work.
> > > > > I'm hoping to get a clue what I am doing wrong so it will work for me.
> > > > 
> > > > On the Sun's download page there's a footnote saying:
> > > > 
> > > > * Please use the 32-bit version for Java applet and Java Web Start support.
> > > > 
> > > > so my guess is elluminate (and other webstart based sites like webex)
> > > > expects and works only with the 32 bit variant.
> > > >
> > > 
> > > You are correct. Elluminate uses JNI code and the accompanying .so's are
> > > 32-bit only. It cannot work with any 64-bit JVM (IcedTea or Sun).
> > > It does work with the 32-bit IcedTea though.
> > >  
> > > > Now the question is whether it is possible to install the openjdk 32
> > > > bit java plugin in a 64 bit OS...
> > > > 
> > > 
> > > Unfortunately, that is not possible at this time.
> > > 
> > Thank you for your responses.
> 
> Sorry - I just picked up on this thread.
> 
> In fact, Webstart packages on F11 x64 ARE INDEED supposed to work. I
> have been dealing with this very issue.
> 
> The problem is there is a bug in the current version of OpenJDK. It's
> fixed in an upcoming update. If you want it now, the packages can be had
> from:
> http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/java-1.6.0-openjdk-1.6.0.0-24.b16.fc11
> 
> The corresponding Bugzilla is:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=507870
> 
> I can vaouch that my F11 x64 system with these updated patches runs my
> Elluminate Live sessions famously.
> 

Wow, nice! 507870 is not the problem with Elluminate on 64-bit though.
The issue with Elluminate had been that the supplied .so's were 32-bit only. 
I contacted Elluminate support to ask them about 64-bit status a couple 
of months ago and I was told it was 32-bit only at that time. 

Good to know that it supports 64 now as well!

Deepak

> Worth looking into.
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Chris
> 
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