Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 322951
.jar files should be opened automatically using icedtea
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:17 EST
Description of problem:
.jar files should be opened automatically using IcedTea (java -jar filename.jar)
when doing a double click on them.
(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.
> I'd like this solved for Fedora 9.
I'd like, too. :)
Thanks for your reply. Let's hope Sun releases Java WebStart.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 375541 ***