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From: Jon Severinsson <jon@×××××××××××.net>
To: gentoo-java@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-java] Online-banking on 64Bit system needs Sun-Java
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2006 15:36:40
Message-Id: 44201D9E.9010006@severinsson.net
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-java] Online-banking on 64Bit system needs Sun-Java by Joshua Nichols
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Yes, I know. I use sun-jdk-1.5 myself (as generation 2 system vm [1]) as
well as blackdown-jdk-1.4 (as generation 1 system vm and nsplugin).
However sun-{jdk,jre} for amd64 does not include a nsplugin (applet
support), so it won't work for online-banking. For that you'll need
either blackdown-{jdk,jre} (not yet available in 1.5 version), or a
manually installed 32-bit sun-{jdk,jre}.

As for jre vs. jdk you are right. It's just that as portage requires you
to have a jdk to emerge java programs/libraries anyway I find it
convenient to just install jdks. That's just a personal opinion though.

[1] https://projects.gentooexperimental.org/expj/wiki/

Joshua Nichols skrev:
> You know, there is a 64 bit version of sun-jdk-1.5... Before unmasking > and installing, please be sure to read > http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/java/tiger-faq.xml about the concerns of > using a 1.5 jdk. If you don't need the development tools (ie > compiler), you can also try sun-jre-bin-1.5. > > Jon Severinsson wrote: >> Blackdown java is based on sun java sources, and has a ns-plugin, so >> it'll work (unless they require java 1.5, in which case you'll have >> to manually install the 32 bit version of sun-jdk-1.5). >> >> Stephan Palm skrev: >>> I'm trying to install a java-plugin for firefox on a 64Bit system >>> in order to be able to do online-banking. It has to be sun-java, >>> since that is the one required by the bank. Does anyone have any >>> suggestions on that?
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