java 6 webstart plugins for firefox?

Markus Schönhaber ubuntu-users at
Mon Mar 31 15:01:37 UTC 2008

Karl Auer wrote:

> On Mon, 2008-03-31 at 16:34 +0200, Markus Schönhaber wrote:
>> Karl Auer wrote:
>>> Yes, it does - it offers Java 5 and "save to disk".
>> Well, then klick on the dropdown that says "Java 5", select other and
>> navigate to the javaws binary of yout Java 6 installation.
> Um, yes, well, that works of course. But for Java 5 it says "Sun Java 5
> WebStart (default)" whereas if I choose the Java 6 javaws, it says
> "javaws".
> Somewhere, somehow, there is a mapping within Firefox that neatly
> provides a proper human-readable name for the Java 5 javaws, and makes
> it the default. I cannot find this mapping, not set up a new one for the
> Java 6 javaws.

I'm not sure, but my guess would be that there's no MIME-type mapping
which associates the javaws from your Java 6 with content of type

Anyway, this cosmetic issue aside, is there still a *real* problem?


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