How hard would it be to support Java?

Dan Kegel dank at
Fri Mar 17 20:21:43 CST 2006

Quite a few apps use embedded JVM's.
Case in point: SPSS, one of the apps requested by Munich.

So I played around a bit with Sun's latest 1.5 JRE.
It can run trivial apps, so I closed
(ok, maybe that was premature, since the bug was for Sun's 1.4 JRE).

But it can't run applets; first, it runs into a nasty glx error,

Once you patch your way past that, it complains about not finding
a native method, see

And it doesn't show up in Firefox's about:plugins by default, see

Can anyone shed some light on these, especially bug 4143?

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