Oracle Is Deprecating The Java Web-Browser Plugin With Java 9

Written by Michael Larabel in Oracle on 27 January 2016 at 06:34 PM EST. 39 Comments
For anyone still relying upon Java web-plugins in their browser, they are going to be deprecated with the upcoming Java 9.

Oracle announced today in a blog post that they will be moving to a plugin-free Java by deprecating the once common Java web plug-in in Java 9. The plug-in support will then be dropped in a later Oracle JDK/JRE release.

Oracle is doing this due to the browsers upstream working to eliminate NPAPI plug-in support. Oracle encourages web developers to either move to their plugin-free Java Web Start tech, create a standalone native install bundle for Windows/OSX/Linux of your Java code, or come up with a standards alternative.

Other expected Java 9 changes include a new jshell command line tool, full HTTP 2.0 support, a possible new garbage collector, Project Jigsaw for making Java more modular, and more. Oracle is expected to officially release Java 9 in 2017.
Related News
About The Author
Michael Larabel

Michael Larabel is the principal author of and founded the site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience. Michael has written more than 20,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and automated benchmarking software. He can be followed via Twitter, LinkedIn, or contacted via

Popular News This Week