Java next-generation plug-in feature

Posted on 2012-09-05
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2012-10-01
Regarding the Java runtime Next-Generation Plug-in feature: it is my understanding that eventually the option to disable it will be removed. Can someone show me where this information is published? Is there a date or release number associated with this?

Question by:Gandharva_Guy
  • 5
  • 2
LVL 58

Expert Comment

ID: 38368836
Why would they remove the option to disable something that is constantly having to be patched because of security holes?
By it's definition a plug-in is something you want or don't want.
Where have you read this?

Author Comment

ID: 38368912
That's just it, I'm sure I read it somewhere but I can't find it now.

In my case I have an applet that only works when it's disabled, so I'm trying to forecast when and how we might need to modify the applet to work either with it, or migrate to something else like maybe AJAX.

Author Comment

ID: 38369370
I found this, though not terribly official. Scroll down to the "Warning from java console".

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

LVL 58

Expert Comment

ID: 38369683
But thats nothing to do with not being able to disable it, it's just saying IE will default to the 7u2 plugin, but Java can still be disabled.

Author Comment

ID: 38369716
True, but I was just pointing out the message that the "classic" plugin will eventually be removed.

Accepted Solution

Gandharva_Guy earned 0 total points
ID: 38437332
So I basically answered my own question. The Java 7 console displays a warning when the classic plugin is used indicating this functionality will be removed in the next major release,  presumably Java 8. I guess that's proof enough for me.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 38450102
No other official information seems to be available.

Featured Post

Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In this post we will learn how to make Android Gesture Tutorial and give different functionality whenever a user Touch or Scroll android screen.
When the s#!t hits the fan, you don’t have time to look up who’s on call, draft emails, call collaborators, or send text messages. An instant chat window is definitely the way to go, especially one like HipChat. HipChat is a true business app. An…
The viewer will learn how to dynamically set the form action using jQuery.
The viewer will learn how to count occurrences of each item in an array.
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month16 days, 1 hour left to enroll

850 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question