JDK-6607482 : Windows Vista support
  • Type: Bug
  • Component: deploy
  • Sub-Component: plugin
  • Affected Version: 6u5
  • Priority: P2
  • Status: Closed
  • Resolution: Duplicate
  • OS: windows_vista
  • CPU: generic
  • Submitted: 2007-09-21
  • Updated: 2010-04-04
  • Resolved: 2007-10-31
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Support for the Windows Vista platform needs to be added to the new out-of-process Java Plug-In. Currently the plugin fails to load on Vista for unknown reasons. It is anticipated that the out-of-process execution model of the new plugin will solve the numerous customer complaints about signed applets not working correctly on Windows Vista.

EVALUATION This bug is being marked as a duplicate of 6622332 for bookkeeping purposes and does not need to be re-verified independently. In the case of a regression please file a new bug.

SUGGESTED FIX http://analemma.sfbay.sun.com/net/jano2/export2/hotspot/users/kbr/webrevs/mjre/6607482_windows_vista/

EVALUATION Refactored selection of transport type into TransportFactory. Changed to use socket transport on Windows Vista for the time being because there are apparent security issues with initializing the shared memory transport. Changed JavaVM.c to explicitly use short form path names; was largely a fluke that things were working on Windows XP. This set of changes makes the new plugin work on Windows Vista. The new plugin has been verified as fixing longstanding bugs with the applet security model on Windows Vista such as 6548078.