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Oracle Will Drop the Java Plug-in

Discussion in 'Bits & Bytes' started by SixofNine, Jan 28, 2016.

  1. SixofNine

    SixofNine Jedi Sage Staff Member

    "...It will begin scaling down the plugin technology in Java Developer Kit 9 and remove it completely from Oracle JDK and Java Runtime Environment in a future Java SE release...The Java plugin, much like Adobe's Flash and Microsoft's Silverlight utilises NPAPI, an old Netscape Plugin API. Over the years, these plugins have caused more trouble than good..."

    Oracle Says It Is Killing the Java Plugin | NDTV Gadgets360.com
     
  2. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    I see this as a double edged sword. While the demise of the plugin is very welcome news, I foresee many companies sticking with older, bug ridden versions due to their unwillingness to update their systems.
     

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