Wednesday, October 17th, 2007
Ben and I are sitting in a Sun briefing where Ken Russell of Sun is announcing that they have ground up rewritten the Java plugin in the browser. The features of the rewrite are:
- Improved reliability
- Supports more powerful applets (applets can ask for more memory)
- Better windows vista support (signed applets)
- Enterprise features (run one applet in a particular JRE version)
This will be released via a Java 6 update beta and they will have the new plugin turned off by default, and you will be able to turn it on via a switch in the Java control panel. It has been tested in IE 6, 7, Firefox 3 alpha, and they are hoping that Mozilla back ports the fixes to Firefox 2.
Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:21 pm