JDK-4498419 : WebStart won't start if the default browser is deinstalled
  • Type: Bug
  • Component: deploy
  • Sub-Component: webstart
  • Affected Version: 1.0.1
  • Priority: P4
  • Status: Resolved
  • Resolution: Fixed
  • OS: windows_98
  • CPU: x86
  • Submitted: 2001-08-30
  • Updated: 2002-11-19
  • Resolved: 2002-11-19
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1.4.2 mantisFixed

Name: nt126004			Date: 08/30/2001

java version "1.3.0_03"
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.3.0_03)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.3.0_03, mixed mode)

On a machine with Netscape as the default browser (used 4.78);
1. install WebStart
2. deinstall Netscape, losing the default browser association
3. try to start WebStart, the splash screen will come up, linger
   and go away. WebStart will not bring up the application pane.
4. Using IE, without letting it become the default browser, try
   to open a JNLP link to an application. The WebStart Splash
   screen will come up and finally go away, the application will
   not start.
(Review ID: 131071) 

CONVERTED DATA BugTraq+ Release Management Values COMMIT TO FIX: mantis FIXED IN: mantis INTEGRATED IN: mantis mantis-b08

WORK AROUND Name: nt126004 Date: 08/30/2001 Customer Workaround: In IE, with the Tools | Internet Options | Programs panel, check the box to have IE see if it is the default browser. Exit IE and re-enter it, accepting it to become the default browser. Now WebStart will come up fully from the Program menu, and when activated through a JNLP link. ======================================================================

EVALUATION Probably related to proxy detection, need to handle this case. ###@###.### 2002-07-22 can't reproduce the problem, however java web start would not be able to get the proxy settings from IE if there is no default browser. We should probably get the proxy settings from IE if there is no default. ###@###.### 2002-10-29