inclusion of firefox 3

vidd vidd at
Mon Mar 3 17:07:03 UTC 2008

Vincent wrote:
> On 3/3/08, *vidd* <vidd at <mailto:vidd at>> wrote:
>     This application is not ready to be included as the default browser.
>     Java does not work with this version. I have attempted to use all 4
>     types of java, and none of them worked to bring up a MMOLRPG  that I
>     frequent daily.
>     The new Firefox looks good, and has some nice features that I'm sure
>     some individuals will enjoy. The Flash plugin installs without issue.
>     But without the Sun-Java 5 or 6, or even the other, non-Sun java
>     programs working properly, our target audience, the linux newcomer
>     with
>     less capable machines, will be frustrated by having to un-install
>     firefox version 3, and install firefox-2, install the java version of
>     their choice (minus the  plugin) and manually add the plug-in
>     Or, they will give up
> Remember that this is just RC1 of Firefox, and IIRC Hardy will include 
> the stable version once it ships. Also, in-browser Java is far less 
> prevalent then it used to be, in fact, Runescape is the only 
> in-browser Java application I can think of. I'm not on Hardy anymore, 
> otherwise I'd give installing Java a try, because the problem might 
> also be specific to your machine. Did you file a bug report?
>     Just my 2 cents
>     vidd
> (Btw, is there a Firefox 2 package for Hardy anywhere? Would be handy 
> for web development...)
> -- 
> Vincent 
No, I have not filed a bug report
Not specific to my machine....
I have tested on 3 different machines, all different hardware, all same 
Yes, there is a firefox 2 package in Hardy.... sudo apt-get install 

And what is wrong with runescape????


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