java 6 webstart plugins for firefox?

Derek Broughton news at
Mon Mar 31 17:30:54 UTC 2008

Karl Auer wrote:

> On Mon, 2008-03-31 at 10:40 -0300, Derek Broughton wrote:
>> Markus Schönhaber wrote:
>> > Webstart is not a browser plugin but an application that handles .jnlp
>> > files (MIME-type application/x-java-jnlp-file).
>> Yes and no.  To get webstart he needs sun-java6-plugins, afaik.
> Has been installed. Made no discernible difference. Do I need to take
> some additional step after installing it?

Yeah, well, I was wrong there :-)  javaws _is_ part of the sun-java6-bin
package.  Installing the plugins, though, should have made a discernible
difference to the update-java-alternatives messages you were getting...

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