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  1. JDK
  2. JDK-8136562

Add Documentation For Manual Linux Install of Protocol Handler

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: P3
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 9
    • Fix Version/s: 9
    • Component/s: docs
    • Environment:

      Linux

    • Subcomponent:
    • OS:
      linux

      Description

      This relates to the protocol handler feature implemented by Deploy for JDK9 so javaws is launched directly.

      https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8055464

      Here is the Linux version:

      https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8129792

      Here are the manual steps that need to be documented in the docs since this cannot be programmatically setup by the installer.

      Firefox:
      1. Open Firefox
      2. In location bar type "about:config"
      3. Add new boolean
          name: network.protocol-handler.expose.jnlp
          value: false
      4. Add new boolean
          name: network.protocol-handler.expose.jnlps
          value: false
      5. You will be asked to choose the application to launch once you click on a jnlp:// or jnlps:// protocol. Browse to javaws and clock OK.


      Chrome:
      To configure xdg-open:
      1) Create javaws.desktop in .local/share/applications with following (make sure to change PATH_TO_JRE to path to JRE):
      [Desktop Entry]
      Encoding=UTF-8
      Name=Java(TM) Web Launcher
      Exec="PATH_TO_JRE"/bin/javaws %U
      Terminal=false
      Type=Application
      MimeType=x-scheme-handler/jnlp;x-scheme-handler/jnlps

      2) Run following commands:
      xdg-mime default javaws.desktop x-scheme-handler/jnlp
      xdg-mime default javaws.desktop x-scheme-handler/jnlps

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              Assignee:
              jgordon Joni Gordon (Inactive)
              Reporter:
              cbensen Chris Bensen (Inactive)
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