[CentOS] CentOS, Firefox, and Java Plugin

m.roth at 5-cent.us m.roth at 5-cent.us
Fri Sep 24 14:15:45 EDT 2010


Les Mikesell wrote:
> On 9/24/2010 12:55 PM, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
>>
>>>> Well, other than that openjdk has not supplied/supported the java
>>>> browser plugin since last year, and the "workaround" is to install
>>>> Sun's, er, sorry, Oracle's java....
>>>
>>> Has Oracle been any more sensible about building an RHEL-style (with
>>> appropriate locations and alternatives setup) RPM than Sun was?
>>
>> Haven't seen anything yet... except where Oracle put their name in place
>> of Sun's in the latest release of java, and *broke* a huge amount of
>> software... including Eclipse, becuase for some inane Java (sorry, I'm
>> repeating myself) reason, they were looking for the string "Sun
>> Microsystems", instead of *just* the version and subversion release
>> numbers....
>
> That's interesting... Well, no, it's strange.  Does openjdk still have
> the sun name in the right place?  And I thought RH had made their
> version of eclipse work with gjc before deciding to put Sun java in
> their update stream and later going with openjdk.

No idea, but here's the tale:
<http://it.slashdot.org/story/10/07/28/2121259/Oracles-Java-Company-Change-Breaks-Eclipse>

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