inclusion of firefox 3
vidd at crosslink.net
Tue Mar 4 18:20:20 UTC 2008
> Vincent wrote:
>> On 3/3/08, *vidd* <vidd at crosslink.net <mailto:vidd at crosslink.net>> wrote:
>> Vincent wrote:
>> > On 3/3/08, *vidd* <vidd at crosslink.net
>> <mailto:vidd at crosslink.net> <mailto:vidd at crosslink.net
>> <mailto:vidd at crosslink.net>>> wrote:
>> > This application is not ready to be included as the default
>> > 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
>> > with
>> > less capable machines, will be frustrated by having to
>> > 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
>> > 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
>> > 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
>> > for web development...)
>> > --
>> > Vincent
>> No, I have not filed a bug report
>> Could you do so?
> I have found Bug #196067 Java Plug-In is not available in Firefox-3.0
> and Im testing now to see if the work-a-round fixes the issue.
> If not, I will file a new bug, and reply again with the bug number
>> Not specific to my machine....
>> I have tested on 3 different machines, all different hardware, all
>> Sounds pretty machine-independent indeed, so please, file a bug report
>> so this can be fixed :)
>> Yes, there is a firefox 2 package in Hardy.... sudo apt-get install
>> Cool, thanks :)
>> And what is wrong with runescape????
>> I never said something was ;-)
I have confirmed the bug, and added additional information....
Simply adding the link did not fix the issue, needed to also run
sudo sed -i 's/XINERAMA/FAKEEXTN/g'
Im no programmer, but it appears that the libmawt.so file and the
improper placement of the symbolic link are the cause of the issue, and
not Firefox 3 in-and-of-itself
(my personal feelings about the application trying too hard to look and
feel like a specific proprietary browser application never entered into
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