[CentOS] CentOS, Firefox, and Java Plugin

Keith Roberts keith at karsites.net
Fri Sep 24 15:23:43 EDT 2010

On Fri, 24 Sep 2010, Les Mikesell wrote:

> To: centos at centos.org
> From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [CentOS] CentOS, Firefox, and Java Plugin
> 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.

Well yes, it does work OK. The point being though it's an 
old (stable) release of Eclipse, but nothing near the current 
Eclipse 3.6.0 Helios release.

I'm in the middle of moving now, but when the dust settles I 
will put my 'Installing Eclipse Helios 3.6.0 for PHP 
developers' on Centos 5.5 on my site. It covers Java, 
Xdebug, PDT, necessary repos, and starting to use the PDT 
plugin for debugging local and remote PHP scripts. I might 
even throw in a few screencasts. But that's another story 
getting OT now.

Best Wishes,

Keith Roberts


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