IBM Java on Ubuntu x86 machine
robitaille at gmail.com
Sat Nov 27 20:06:22 UTC 2004
Here are the steps I took to install IBM's Java plugin for Firefox on
my x86 Ubuntu machine as a replacement of Sun's plugin:
*) go to http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/java/jdk/
and click on "Linux® 1.3.1 and 1.4.2"
*) click on "Download" (right-hand-side of screen)
*) after the signup screen (free registration)
select "IBM SDK for 32-bit xSeries (Intel compatible) Version 1.4.2 SR1"
tgz format IBMJava2-JRE-142.tgz (38.5MB)
*) at a command line prompt, "tar -xvzf IBMJava2-JRE-142.tgz"
*) "mv IBMJava2-142 /opt"
* to create plugin link for Firefox
ln -s /opt/IBMJava2-142/jre/bin/libjavaplugin_ojigcc3.so
(don't forget to remove Sun's plugin libjavaplugin_oji.so in that
same firefox directory)
After a few tests, some fonts in some applets actually look better
using IBM's version than Sun's version.
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