JDK-6462001 : Webstart broken on b92+
  • Type: Bug
  • Component: deploy
  • Sub-Component: webstart
  • Affected Version: 6
  • Priority: P2
  • Status: Resolved
  • Resolution: Fixed
  • OS: windows_xp
  • CPU: x86
  • Submitted: 2006-08-21
  • Updated: 2011-02-16
  • Resolved: 2006-08-30
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JDK 6
6 b98Fixed
Description
FULL PRODUCT VERSION :
java version "1.6.0-rc"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0-rc-b96)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.6.0-rc-b96, mixed mode, sharing)

ADDITIONAL OS VERSION INFORMATION :
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]

A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROBLEM :
When launching a JNLP file I get two dialogs with some exceptions in them

REGRESSION.  Last worked in version mustang

STEPS TO FOLLOW TO REPRODUCE THE PROBLEM :
Install JDK6, b95 or b96
launch a jnlp file

EXPECTED VERSUS ACTUAL BEHAVIOR :
EXPECTED -
running app
ACTUAL -
Got exceptions

ERROR MESSAGES/STACK TRACES THAT OCCUR :
java.lang.NullPointerException
at com.sun.deploy.net.proxy.WFirefoxProxyConfig.getBrowserProxyInfo(Unknown Source)
at com.sun.deploy.net.proxy.WDefaultBrowserProxyConfig.getBrowserProxyInfo(Unknown Source)
at com.sun.deploy.net.proxy.DynamicProxyManager.reset(Unknown Source)
at com.sun.deploy.net.proxy.DeployProxySelector.reset(Unknown Source)
at com.sun.javaws.Main.initializeExecutionEnvironment(Unknown Source)
at com.sun.javaws.Main.continueInSecureThread(Unknown Source)
at com.sun.javaws.Main$1.run(Unknown Source)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)
java.lang.NullPointerException
at com.sun.deploy.net.proxy.DynamicProxyManager.getProxyInfo(Unknown Source)
at com.sun.deploy.net.proxy.DeployProxySelector.select(Unknown Source)
at sun.net.www.protocol.http.HttpURLConnection.plainConnect(Unknown Source)
at sun.net.www.protocol.http.HttpURLConnection.connect(Unknown Source)
at com.sun.deploy.net.BasicHttpRequest.doRequest(Unknown Source)
at com.sun.deploy.net.BasicHttpRequest.doGetRequestEX(Unknown Source)
at com.sun.deploy.net.DownloadEngine.actionDownload(Unknown Source)
at com.sun.deploy.net.DownloadEngine.getCacheEntry(Unknown Source)
at com.sun.deploy.net.DownloadEngine.getResourceCacheEntry(Unknown Source)
at com.sun.deploy.net.DownloadEngine.getResourceCacheEntry(Unknown Source)
at com.sun.deploy.net.DownloadEngine.getResource(Unknown Source)
at com.sun.deploy.net.DownloadEngine.getResource(Unknown Source)
at com.sun.javaws.LaunchDownload.getUpdatedLaunchDesc(Unknown Source)
at com.sun.javaws.Launcher.downloadJNLPFile(Unknown Source)
at com.sun.javaws.Launcher.prepareLaunchFile(Unknown Source)
at com.sun.javaws.Launcher.prepareToLaunch(Unknown Source)
at com.sun.javaws.Launcher.launch(Unknown Source)
at com.sun.javaws.Main.launchApp(Unknown Source)
at com.sun.javaws.Main.continueInSecureThread(Unknown Source)
at com.sun.javaws.Main$1.run(Unknown Source)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)

REPRODUCIBILITY :
This bug can be reproduced always.

Release Regression From : mustang
The above release value was the last known release where this 
bug was not reproducible. Since then there has been a regression.

Comments
EVALUATION This is due to parse the string in FireFox profiles, we should compare it without case sensitive. If user is using a absolute path for their profile, we will hit this corner case and throw exception. This is a regression from bug 6411479, will fix it in Mustang B98.
2006-08-22