JDK-6609139 : Plugin2: Animation Panel has Java 6 dependency
  • Type: Bug
  • Component: deploy
  • Sub-Component: plugin
  • Affected Version: 6u5
  • Priority: P4
  • Status: Resolved
  • Resolution: Fixed
  • OS: generic
  • CPU: generic
  • Submitted: 2007-09-25
  • Updated: 2010-09-08
  • Resolved: 2007-12-17
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JDK 6
6u10 b09Fixed
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Description
The new plugin supports runngin java applets in 1.4.2 and 1.5 JVM. Deploy and plugin code on client vm side need be compatible with as low as 1.4.2. The current animation panel is using some jre 6 feature. It throw ClassNotFound, for example, java.awt.RadialGradientPaint.class, when run in 1.5.x jvm.

To support multiple JREs, Animation Panel need take jre runtime version into consideration.

Comments
SUGGESTED FIX http://sa.sfbay.sun.com/projects/deployment_data/6u10/6609139.0 testcase: http://web-east.east.sun.com/deployment/www/tests/1.6.0_10/6609139/
03-12-2007

EVALUATION The AnimationPanel already contained commented-out alternatives for most of the uses of Java 6 specific APIs. Added run-time detection of the JRE version in use (avoiding external dependencies as much as possible) and use of these alternate code paths. Disabled the glow around the progress bar when not running on Java 6 since that did not seem easy to backport and is a relatively small visual difference.
03-12-2007