java 6 webstart plugins for firefox?

Derek Broughton news at
Mon Mar 31 17:34:05 UTC 2008

Markus Schönhaber wrote:

> Karl Auer wrote:
>> I wrote that installing the sun-java6-plugins made no difference.
>> Actually it did, but not to webstart. "about:plugins" now reports Java
>> 6, but that is to do with running applets etc.
> As I said before: Derek's claim of the existence of a connection between
> Web Start and the Java plugin is irrelevant wrt launching a jnlp from
> the browser.

Hey, that's a little excessive.  You make me sound like a conspiracy nut!
There's not just a single "plugin", and I thought javaws was part of the
plugin package.  It's not.  And it _did_ fix at least some of his other

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