2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 27, 2010 5:46 AM by 843802 RSS

    java plugin2  for mac (firefox and safari)

      The new java plug-in as described in http://java.sun.com/javase/6/webnotes/6u10/plugin2/index.html does not appear to work yet on MAC OSX using FireFox 3.5.6 or Safari 4.0.4. (OSX 10.6 and Java 1.6 u17 installed)

      The demo on http://java.sun.com/javase/6/webnotes/6u10/plugin2/index.html#DEMOS works on Windows browsers IE8, Chrome and Firefox 3.5. Not on Safari (Mac or Windows)

      Can't seem to find any info on if plugin2 is supported yet MAC OSX or when it will be.

      Lastest was on http://java.sun.com/developer/community/askxprt/sessions/2008/jl0707.jsp

      "Sun and Apple are working together both to port the new Java Plug-in to Mac OS X as well as to bring updated versions of Java SE to Mac OS X more quickly."
      Well over 1 year ago.

      Anyone see any updates to this?

        • 1. Re: java plugin2  for mac (firefox and safari)
          The demo at http://java.sun.com/javase/6/webnotes/6u10/plugin2/index.html#DEMOS seems to be running now for me on Safari 4.0.4 which means somehow my machine is working on Safari with next gen plugin (AKA plugin2). I did try to create an jnlp applet and run in on Safari and it does indeed work, caching all the resources when going to the web page and even showing up in the javaws caches.

          However none of this seems to work with Firefox at the moment. I guess it has something to do with MRJ plugin?

          Running Snow Leopard here,
          java -version reports:

          java version "1.6.0_17"
          Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_17-b04-248-10M3025)
          Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 14.3-b01-101, mixed mode)

          Lack of information of what's going with plugin2 and MacOS X is quite annoying. If someone has any info please let us know.
          • 2. Re: java plugin2  for mac (firefox and safari)
            Java 10.6 contains a prototype Plugin2 implementation ([http://developer.apple.com/mac/library/releasenotes/Java/JavaSnowLeopardRN/ResolvedIssues/ResolvedIssues.html]).

            To enable it select "Run applets in their own process" in /Applications/Utilities/Java Preference ([http://lists.apple.com/archives/java-dev/2010/Jan/msg00222.html]).

            Hope this helps,