Mozilla Java Activator
This document researches potential for an open-source implementation
of Java Activator for Mozilla. Here's a list of
current issues and a list of ideas for better
Java support in Mozilla. And I've been collecting a list of suggested
As of around April 24th, 1998, I've stopped investigating this
project to do other things. Feel free to contact me if you have
WIRED has published an an article that suggests
caution to anyone putting energy into Java for Mozilla.
What Is Java Activator?
Activator is native glue between the browser and a compatible JVM.
This product by Javasoft currently supports only Solaris and Win32
in the form of special dynamic libraries, Java JARs, and a basic
JRE. All of this is independent of the browser's support for Java.
Read more at
Javasoft's Project Java Activator page.
Motivation for Java Activator
Separating the browser from the JVM has become desirable since
browser and JVM development progress at a different rate.
Suggested Project Statement
Develop a portable, reference implementation of the Java Activator API for
Mozilla on Linux.
Alternatives to Activator
- Plan on a regular port of the current Sun JDK for a given platform
- Plan on connecting open-source JVMs such as
Mozilla for a given platform.
Immediate Todo List
What I've Done So Far
I owe special thanks to
Amit Patel for
his generous guidance on this study. Mistakes and wrong assumptions
are mine, however.
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