Setup Applets in Netscape 7.x / Mozilla 1.4
These instructions configure Netscape 7.1 and
Mozilla 1.4 to run NeXtMidas applets. Since both browsers are based on the
Mozilla/5.0 engine, the configuration procedures are identical.
Verify Java Plug-In is Installed
- Start either Netscape or Mozilla.
- Select Help/About Plug-ins. -OR-
Type "about:plugins" in the location text area of your browser.
- The "Installed plug-ins" page lists all of the plug-ins installed
on your computer. If you see a heading similar to "Java(TM)
Plug-in 1.5.0_12-b05," then you have the appropriate Java Plug-In. If
the Java Plug-In is not installed, see the next section.
Install the Java Plug-In
This may require System Administrator access
- Download the recent version of the Java Development Kit (JDK) from
"http://java.oracle.com", and install the JDK as directed.
- (Linux/Solaris Only) Provide Netscape/Mozilla
with access to the Java Plug-In library:
cd into the browser's
/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins (This requires System Administrator access) Or
~/.mozilla/plugins (Changes will only be effective for user)
- Locate the appropriate plugin library (this is the only
file in the
$JAVAHOME/jre/plugin/i386/(ns610 or ns7)
$JAVAHOME is the JDK
i386 is the system platform type
sol on Solaris), and
ns610 or ns7 is the browser class (
for Netscape/Mozilla, followed by a semi-arbitrary
- Create a symbolic link with "
ln -s library"
library is the absolute path of the
library found in the previous step). The link must be a symbolic
link; you can not make a hard link or copy the library.
Note: If you only use NeXtMidas as an applet on
Windows, then download the Plug-In from
install it separately from the rest of JDK.