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  1. JDK
  2. JDK-6744804

no need to build xpiinstall-6u10-windows-i586.exe anymore

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        We used to have a xpi download for Firefox users for both java.com and non-java.com

        jre-6u10-windows-i586-jc.xpi jre-6u10-windows-i586.xpi

        They were used through the Firefox plugin finder service. Microsoft/Firefox decided to deprecate the plugin finder service, for security reasons. So in 6uX, we dropped these files for .exe's with "xpi" in them:

        jxpiinstall-6u10-windows-i586.exe
        xpiinstall-6u10-windows-i586.exe

        which are essentially copies the jre-iftw.exe with a different name. When run, these .exe's check the names of themselves and ping home that they are triggered through FF and whether they are from java.com or non-java.com.

        I don't think we really need the xpiinstall-6u10-windows-i586.exe anymore. Who is really going to use this file? I can see us keeping the jxpi, so we can track java.com FF users. But I think non-java.com/FF users/vendors are just going to use our regular jre-iftw.exe.

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                • Assignee:
                  jqzuo Jennifer Zuo (Inactive)
                  Reporter:
                  billyh William Harnois
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