bobbypowers at gmail.com
Tue Jul 15 13:23:22 EDT 2008
On Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 8:50 AM, Robert Myers <rmyers7 at mindspring.com> wrote:
>> Just been browsing the Java pages on the wiki and confirming to myself the
>> Sun Java version installs but the plugin does not load. A pity, as I have
>> installed on a school server an excellent UNESCO CD of educational materials
>> "Strengthening ICTs in Schools and Schoolnet Project in the ASEAN Setting"
>> which has hundreds of nice educational applets. Seems the last recorded
>> activity on getting Java to work was about 5 months ago... or can anyone
>> update me?
> You have it right. The Java plugin does not work in the current Browse
> activity. This is apparently a case of compilation mismatches, and my
> understanding is that it won't go away until Browse is recompiled with a
> different library base. This bug still exists with Joyride and the
> latest Browse build.
what library base are you referring to?
> However, Java applications do run under Sugar if you install Java. The
> plugin does run with a separately installed browser.
> There is a lot of educational content available on the Internet that
> depends on the plugin. I realize that Java doesn't meet OLPC's
> definition of 'free', but it should be supported.
> An interesting sidenote in Joyride -- it used to be that Firefox was
> excluded in the OLPC yum repository. It no longer is, and 'yum install
> firefox' now gets you Firefox 3. I wonder when the Browse activity will
> be built on this core.
Browse is currently based on Xulrunner 1.9, which is the same
rendering engine as Firefox 3.
> I feel your pain,
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