java 6 webstart plugins for firefox?

Markus Schönhaber ubuntu-users at
Mon Mar 31 09:54:01 UTC 2008

Karl Auer schrieb:

> And indeed, when I try to launch something with webstart in Firefox, I
> get only Java 5. Sun's site then tries to install 1.6 something-or-other
> - is this safe to install? I don't want it modifying my actual Java 6
> install, I just want to add webstart capability.
> How can I get webstart working in for java 6 in Firefox?

Webstart is not a browser plugin but an application that handles .jnlp
files (MIME-type application/x-java-jnlp-file).
That said, it should be sufficent to tell firefox to use the javaws
binary from the java6 distribution for handling files with .jnlp
extension / application/x-java-jnlp-file MIME-type.


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