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Re: OpenJDK / IcedTea is ###p

Arduino software (from http://www.arduino.cc/ ) needs the Sun Java version to run properly. This is what the Java alternatives system is for. You can install the Sun JDK yourself and add it to the alternatives and then make it your default Java system. I also need Sun Java for work-related projects. I think the reality is, most people still do have a real and pressing need (think "paycheck" and "promotion") for the Sun Java version.


On 06/12/2009 03:17 AM, Fernando Cassia wrote:
Please pardon my French....

First thing I did after installing F11 was opening a command prompt and see the level of Java included.

$ java -version
java version "1.6.0_0"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea6 1.5) (fedora-22.b16.fc11-i386)
OpenJDK Client VM (build 14.0-b15, mixed mode)

good, I think.

So I load the default Firefox browser, type About:plugins, see:

    IcedTea Java Web Browser Plugin

    File name: IcedTeaPlugin.so
    The IcedTea Java Web Browser Plugin 1.4.1
    (fedora-20.b14.fc11-i386) executes Java applets.

And so Ioad the Java Tester URL....

and get... NOTHING. The applet doesn't load. Doesn't show up.

Thoughts? Comments? Expletives? ;-)

PS: I think the installer should ask "do you want the Stallman-blessed JVM that causes more problems than it solves, or the Sun JRE that just woks ?" then it would proceed to contact the java.sun.com <http://java.sun.com> web site, display the EULA. and upon agreement proceed to install it. Sheesh. ;-)

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