Enable java(icedtea) plugin in Vivaldi browser



  • How to enable installed Java (possibly openjdk) for Vivaldi?



  • Java is not supported any more as plugin.



  • @Gwen-Dragon can you please elaborate your answer? I'm a little confused, how can Java 'not be supported any more', if Vivaldi has just got out?



  • @tomica:

    I'm a little confused, how can Java 'not be supported any more', if Vivaldi has just got out?

    Because Vivaldi is a re-badged Chromium which foolishly has dropped support for all NPAPI (Netscape) plugins.



  • Hi, turn this thread in a feature request for NPAPI plugins, not only icedtee but silverlight for Linux is NPAPI too.

    Cheers, mib



  • @mib2berlin:

    Hi, turn this thread in a feature request for NPAPI plugins, not only icedtee but silverlight for Linux is NPAPI too.

    QuickTime plugin is also NPAPI and essential for some video streams. Absence of this plugin is a show-stopper for me. :(



  • NPAPI plugins are not supported on Linux by Chromium because of stablity and security issues, which was annouced 2013-09 by Chromium [1] [2]



  • @Gwen-Dragon:

    NPAPI plugins are not supported on Linux by Chromium because of stablity and security issues, which was annouced 2013-09 by Chromium [1] [2]

    Google made a unilateral decision to stop supporting NPAPI plugins claiming unstated stability and security issues and low use by Chrome users. Believe that if you will! Fortunately, Google does not control all browser development and Firefox still supports NPAPI plugins which many Linux users consider essential.



  • @Terryphi:

    @tomica:

    I'm a little confused, how can Java 'not be supported any more', if Vivaldi has just got out?

    Because Vivaldi is a re-badged Chromium which foolishly has dropped support for all NPAPI (Netscape) plugins.

    Java works in Vivaldi Windows edition, then how is it for Linux platform?



  • :evil: Google :evil:
    I love Vivaldi and the direction they are heading for. But my first thought when the preview was published was, that they have made a mistake by choosing Chromium over Gecko. And reading that NPAPI support is dropped by Google doesn't really change my point of view.
    I don't need quicktime and silverlight but I need Java.



  • Does Java really work in the Windows version of Vivaldi? I am using Windows and no Java over here…



  • Java works for Windows version but will also be removed soon. They just decided to remove on Linux first. I don't know if Vivaldi can really change their Chromium code and make Java work again, it would probably involve a complex change or even not be possible at all.



  • Google and Oracle have been in a huge copyright/patent infringement battle over a tiny bit of code since 2010 - during which Oracle's been chasing that billion dollars, not fixing Java and Google's been working around it.

    Java is a dinosaur and a menace. Let it go and release the Kraken!

    This is how awesomeness is born. Inventions and innovations all start life as an assemblage of a mass of workarounds created to solve specific little problems and remove specific little roadblocks to one's intended destination.

    The end of Java isn't an end, at all - it's a beginning! Like Vivaldi! Wait for it - anticipate the awesomeness to come!



  • I'd like to know, is the removal of plugin related to inability to access some printer web interface? Specifically those that require installed Java, show you java splash screen and constantly bug you about outdated java version (since newer java version won't work with these printers)?
    I noticed that It properly works in latest Opera browser, but it's based on chrome too, right?
    Or is this unrelated to plugin and it's just Vivaldi missing some feature?
    Sorry, I'm not very knowledgeable in this area so all I can say is that I can manage printers in Opera and cannot in Vivaldi. Therefore, I want to know what to expect in future.


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