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Java support for ia64 web browsers

Since I have been complaining a lot about broken things recently, I
figured it's time to balance things out and mention a pleasant

One thing that has annoyed me for a long time was the lack of Java
support in ia64 browsers.  Granted, I could run x86 browsers with Java
enabled, but somehow the Java support always seemed broken whenever I
had the occasional need for it.

Now I found that there is a new Debian package "gcjwebplugin".  It
uses the gij Java interpreter for providing Java applet support.  To
my pleasant surprise, it was trivial to install the package ("apt-get
install gcjwebplugin" was all it took...) and it even works
surprisingly well.  It's not perfect yet, but I think it's a solution
that makes tons of sense and I expect things to improve rapidly.

Whoever put in the work behind gcjwebplugin, a big thanks!



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