icedtea-web installed and enabled by default in Fedora 19

Florian Weimer fweimer at
Sun Jun 16 19:03:57 UTC 2013

On 06/16/2013 08:20 PM, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> 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.

Indeed, and I'm not proposing to remove it from the repositories (yet).

Florian Weimer / Red Hat Product Security Team

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