JDK-6660234 : Turn off desktop integration for JNLP-launched applets
  • Type: Bug
  • Component: deploy
  • Sub-Component: plugin
  • Affected Version: 6u10
  • Priority: P2
  • Status: Closed
  • Resolution: Fixed
  • OS: windows
  • CPU: generic
  • Submitted: 2008-02-07
  • Updated: 2010-09-08
  • Resolved: 2008-06-14
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6u10 b13Fixed
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###@###.### has indicated that occasionally the fact that the new plug-in does the "desktop integration" operation for JNLP-launched applets causes the system to get into such a state that the new plug-in will fail to launch an JNLP-based applet until the desktop integration "program" is removed using the Add/Remove Programs Control Panel.

A separate bug will be filed about the persistent failure to launch when the system gets into this state, because it might indicate a deeper problem that could affect Java Web Start. However, it is essential that we turn off the desktop integration support for JNLP-launched applets, because it doesn't make sense anyway. Double-clicking such a desktop icon to launch the associated JNLP file is meaningless without the surrounding web page.

SUGGESTED FIX http://sa.sfbay.sun.com/projects/deployment_data/6u10/6660234.0

EVALUATION A simple fix is not calling the destop integration related method in JNLP2Manager. The fix also removes the unused method.