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  • IcedTea 1.3 Picks Up New Features, Support

    Phoronix: IcedTea 1.3 Picks Up New Features, Support

    Back during JavaOne 2007, Sun Microsystems had released the fully open-source OpenJDK that effectively made Java a free software language. Just weeks after that Red Hat announced the IcedTea project...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=Njc4Nw

  • #2
    So, the hi-games.net typing test won't be broken in 8.10?

    Like, does it handle fixed-width fonts correctly?

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    • #3
      It is great that Java now can be distributed with Linux, but I really look forward to the day where the Java browser plugin also is distributed with Linux.

      The last thing I read was, that Sun was not going to open source the plugin =(

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Louise View Post
        It is great that Java now can be distributed with Linux, but I really look forward to the day where the Java browser plugin also is distributed with Linux.

        The last thing I read was, that Sun was not going to open source the plugin =(
        icedtea already has a browser plugin in 32-bit and 64-bit flavors.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by deanjo View Post
          icedtea already has a browser plugin in 32-bit and 64-bit flavors.
          Interesting!

          Does it work just a well the one that comes with the closed source Java?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Louise View Post
            Interesting!

            Does it work just a well the one that comes with the closed source Java?
            Works fine for me. I haven't come across any sites that it wouldn't work in my regular travels.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by deanjo View Post
              Works fine for me. I haven't come across any sites that it wouldn't work in my regular travels.
              Great! =)

              What packages did you install so you got the plugin?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Louise View Post
                Great! =)

                What packages did you install so you got the plugin?
                Well on openSUSE the packages is called icedtea-plugin. What it is called on other distro's I have no idea.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by deanjo View Post
                  Well on openSUSE the packages is called icedtea-plugin. What it is called on other distro's I have no idea.
                  Thanks. I am using Fedora, so they probably also split it into a separate package.

                  I'll search for plugin, and see what comes up =)

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Louise View Post
                    Does it work just a well the one that comes with the closed source Java?
                    No,even though it's improving. Try http://www.goproblems.com/prob.php3?nutrial=1&plevel=0 for example... with really recent releases you can go a bit further than before but it won't allow you to go to the next page once the problem is solved. However for amd64 that's the only game in town since Sun never released a 64 bit Java plugin.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by miles View Post
                      No,even though it's improving. Try http://www.goproblems.com/prob.php3?nutrial=1&plevel=0 for example... with really recent releases you can go a bit further than before but it won't allow you to go to the next page once the problem is solved. However for amd64 that's the only game in town since Sun never released a 64 bit Java plugin.
                      Wow! That thing crashed Firefox before I could see the page. And I use the closed source version right now!

                      But I'll bookmark it, and try it with Fedora 10.

                      If just my webbank worked, I guess I wouldn't care about the rest =)

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