icedtea-web installed and enabled by default in Fedora 19

Rahul Sundaram metherid at
Sun Jun 16 18:20:16 UTC 2013

On 06/16/2013 05:49 AM, Florian Weimer wrote:
> I noticed that icedtea-web (the Java browser plugin implementation for 
> OpenJDK) is installed and enabled by default (as part of the "GNOME 
> Desktop" set).  This is a bit surprising, considering that the rest of 
> the world tries to move away from Java browser plugin technology (and 
> even browser plugin technology in general).

FWIW, we haven't quite moved away from it just yet.  A number of major 
banking sites using a java applet as the primary interface.


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