Bug 322951 - .jar files should be opened automatically using icedtea
.jar files should be opened automatically using icedtea
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 375541
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: java-1.7.0-icedtea (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Thomas Fitzsimmons
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Reported: 2007-10-08 06:04 EDT by Martin Jürgens
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-11-22 10:26:37 EST
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Description Martin Jürgens 2007-10-08 06:04:03 EDT
Description of problem:
.jar files should be opened automatically using IcedTea (java -jar filename.jar)
when doing a double click on them.
Comment 1 Thomas Fitzsimmons 2007-10-15 10:36:37 EDT
(In reply to comment #0)
> Description of problem:
> .jar files should be opened automatically using IcedTea (java -jar filename.jar)
> when doing a double click on them.

This is definitely true of JNLP files but Sun hasn't released Java Web Start yet.

JAR handling is tricky: I tried simply adding 'java -jar' as a GNOME MIME
handler but this has security problems.  For one, it means JARs from the web are
run trusted.  The MIME handler could use the applet security manager, 'java
-Djava.security.manager -jar', but then local trusted JARs would be restricted
in undesirable ways.  Getting the security/convenience trade-off right will
require further design and experimentation.  I'd like this solved for Fedora 9.
Comment 2 Martin Jürgens 2007-10-15 10:44:20 EDT
> I'd like this solved for Fedora 9.

I'd like, too. :)


Thanks for your reply. Let's hope Sun releases Java WebStart.
Comment 3 Lillian Angel 2007-11-22 10:26:37 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 375541 ***

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