[CentOS] Firefox 68 jnlp files

Leroy Tennison

leroy at datavoiceint.com
Thu Nov 14 14:46:17 UTC 2019

Not knowing what kind of server management you're looking for I can only make general suggestions.  We found that the removal of Java support (actually NSAPI in favor of the Pepper API which Oracle has stated they won't support) left us with limited IPMI (iLO, DRAC, whatever) functionality.  And, looking at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Java_Web_Start, Oracle has stopped supporting javaws.  In our case (SuperMicro) we found two things: their newer hardware had switched to HTML5/iKVM which didn't require Java and SuperMicro had supplied non-browser-based (but Java-based) programs which supplied equivalent functionality for the legacy hardware.  My recommendation would be to look into those alternatives.
Java Web Start - Wikipedia<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Java_Web_Start>
In computing, Java Web Start (also known as JavaWS, javaws or JAWS) is a framework developed by Sun Microsystems (now Oracle) that allows users to start application software for the Java Platform directly from the Internet using a web browser.Some key benefits of this technology include seamless version updating for globally distributed applications and greater control of memory allocation to ...

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Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: [CentOS] Firefox 68 jnlp files

isdtor writes:
> It seems that firefox 68.x, as distributed with CentOS6 updates, no longer allows opening jnlp files with javaws
> The "Choose Helper Application" window popping up after selecting "Open with/Other" has a predefined list of applications that cannot be customised.
> I'm sure it must be a configuration issue as this works fine with the same browser on other distributions, but what to look for?
> # alternatives --display javaws
> javaws - status is auto.
>  link currently points to /usr/java/latest/jre/bin/javaws
> /usr/java/latest/jre/bin/javaws - priority 200000
> Current `best' version is /usr/java/latest/jre/bin/javaws.
> # ll -L /etc/alternatives/javaws
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 140296 Dec 15  2018 /etc/alternatives/javaws
> #

No replies, really? Lack of this facility makes browser and platform unusable for server management.

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