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kikinovak 09-03-2012 02:34 AM

Seamonkey JRE plugin on Slackware 14.0RC4?

Until recently (Slackware 13.37), Seamonkey and Firefox always shipped with the JRE plugin. I understand this policy has changed due to some licensing issues. What's the recommended way to install this plugin now? I'm using Seamonkey as my main browser.

ReaperX7 09-03-2012 03:17 AM

If you need Java go to AlienBOB's repository here:

and download the package for OpenJRE or OpenJDK as well as the package for icedtea-web, and install them. These are the newer open source and distribution friendly Java packages. OpenJRE and OpenJDK perform the same as the Oracle versions but the only difference is the additional package of the browser plugin and the different Java console.

Both work exactly alike though.

ruario 09-03-2012 03:44 AM

AlienBOB provided Open(JRE|JDK) and associated IcedTea plugin. Alternatively if you want Oracle Java, fetch the 32 or 64 bit tar package from and use it together with slackware-current/extra/java/java.SlackBuild to make a package then install it.

ljb643 09-03-2012 06:28 PM

FYI, the Seamonkey 2.12 release notes (the version that just came out, updated in Slackware 13.37 and -current) says under Known Issues:

The Java 7 plugin does not work with SeaMonkey (bug 754622).
I have not found this to be true. I have the Sun Java 7u7 plugin on Seamonkey and it seems OK. I think maybe the bug report was specific to Debian/Ubuntu or something about having multiple JRE versions installed.

ReaperX7 09-04-2012 03:29 AM

Oracle Java 7.x, and OpenJRE(JDK) had some compatibility issues when originally released. Those have been fixed.

kikinovak 09-05-2012 01:28 PM

Thanks everybody for all the detailed answers!

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