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Compatibility:freearcade.com Mowermole produces java.lang.NullPointerException with 1.5.0_11b03

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    • Introduced In Build:
      b03
    • Introduced In Version:
    • CPU:
      x86
    • OS:
      windows

      Description

      Applet Compatibility Test http://www.freearcade.com(freearcade.com - Mower Mole) produces the below error message in Java Console for 1.5.0_11-b03 on Windows platforms. This error message is not seen when executed with 1.5.0_11-b01.
      Though the error is displayed on Java console the functionality of the applet works fine.

      Java Console Message:
      java.lang.NullPointerException
      at Mowermole.init(Mowermole.java)
      at sun.applet.AppletPanel.run(Unknown Source)
      at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)

      It does not produce exception with MSVM, does not produce exception with 1.5.0_11-b01
       but it does with only 1.5.0_11-b03.

      Steps to reproduce:
      1. Install Sun Jre 1.5.0_11-b03 and make sure it registers plugins with browser (IE6).Enable Java Console to display in Java Control Panel.
      2. Go to URL http://www.freearcade.com
      3. Under Games with High Scores (right column) click on Mower Mole
      4. While the applet loads in the browser check in Java console output.
      5. try to play the game following the instructions
      6. Check for error/warnings in Java Console.

      This problem is seen on Win2000 Pro, Win Xp Pro, Win Vista (build6001) i586, 32 bit intel machines. Attached snapshot(JPG file) of the same error message.

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            Assignee:
            vikram Vikram Aroskar (Inactive)
            Reporter:
            duke J. Duke (Inactive)
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