[clug] Firefox, 64bit Ubuntu and Java

Paul TBBle Hampson Paul.Hampson at Pobox.com
Fri May 23 11:09:08 GMT 2008

On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 08:01:26PM +1000, Randall Crook wrote:
> There is no 64 bit java 6 plugin for firefox atm.

That's actually not true. Ubuntu specifically has the
icedtea-gcjwebplugin, which uses the openjdk-6 JDK.

I've recompiled it locally here on Debian, and it seems to work for the
couple of things I've thrown it at. It's nice having an AMD64 Java
plugin that isn't using gcj with the associated lack of sandboxing.

I've no idea _where_ in Ubuntu it is, so it may be only in whatever
their current development branch is.

If anyone's looking for Debian packages (it's stuck in NEW processing
and has been for a while, there's some outstanding license issues on
openjdk-6) I can give you a copy of what I'm running.

Paul "TBBle" Hampson, B.Sc, LPI, MCSE
Very-later-year Asian Studies student, ANU
The Boss, Bubblesworth Pty Ltd (ABN: 51 095 284 361)
Paul.Hampson at Pobox.com

Of course Pacman didn't influence us as kids. If it did,
we'd be running around in darkened rooms, popping pills and
listening to repetitive music.
 -- Kristian Wilson, Nintendo, Inc, 1989

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