Re: Netscape 4.04.... [Read this Please!]
On Sun, 18 Jan 1998, Sudhakar Chandrasekharan wrote:
> > I have been following various messages about Netscape 4.04, and it
> > seems to me that lots of people's NSN4 don't do Java properly, AND,
> > (Please correct me if i'm wrong), I haven't seen any successfull
> > reponses to mine or anyone else's messages about fixing this problem.
> > So! Will anyone who's NSN4 will do Java applets properly please
> > respond to this, then maybe we can figure out what those of us whose
> > Java does not work have missed.
> I am sorry I have not been following the Netscape Navigator problems
> threads properly. I have been able to run java applets in Navigator
> 4.04 successfully. But I installed NN 4.04 by hand under /usr/local.
> What problems with java applets have you been having?
> Here is my setup -
> * Netscape files under /usr/local/netscape/
> * Symbolic link from /usr/local/bin/netscape to
> * Environment variable MOZILLA_HOME set to point to /usr/local/netscape
> I suspect that your problem is probably because of MOZILLA_HOME.
I experimented long with Netscape 3.01 and Netscape 4.04, came to
1. There's a memory problem with Netscape 3.01 and there may or not be one
with Netscape 4.04.
a. The memory problem ***may be solved*** with Sud's script for
Netscape 4.04. or the following:
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH MOZILLA_HOME
(I haven't had a bug error since using this script and placing
netscape by hand. Note I did not use debian, but downloaded the
tarzip from Netscape.)
b. The memory problem is definitely solved with a similar script
for Netscape 3.01-3.04 from the blackthorn site.
2. The java problem for Netscape 3.01-3.04 is never really solved
because java applets are software and some are good and some are poorly
written. I guarantee that some sites will hang or remove Netscape.
3. Netscape 4.04 handles successfully many more java sites than
Netscape 3.01-3.04 without modification. You take a speed penalty of about
4. Netscape 3.01-3.04 has a really nasty bug. If you think you're smart
crash your computer (at least mine).
That's my two cents,
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