JAVA plugin for 64bit browsers

This JDK (JRE) version is still in development, but for me it works and is very stable. If You have any problems, go to this forum.

1.Download the latest JDK (JRE) for 64bit systems from this site. This is the 3rd build of JDK (JRE) SE 6u12 (I always download the binary .rpm file; if You prefer, You can download the binary self-extracting file, and find the install instructions here)
2.Now open terminal, and (as root) go to the destination, were You store the downloaded files:

         su root
         cd <download folder)

3.When You’re there, You have to set the executable permissions:

         chmod a+x <file>.bin

4.And then run the binary:


5.The installation will start. You’ll be prompt to accept the license agreement.
6.The last thing to do is to set up a link to You’re browser (I have only tried this plugin on Firefox 3.04, but it should work for Opera as well):

         ln -s /usr/java/jdk1.6.0_12/jre/lib/amd64/ /usr/lib64/browser-plugins/ 

And You are done.

Worked great with Opensuse 11.0. Be sure to update Firefox and xulrunner to the x64 version.
Opera: didn’t work for me… :~(
Thx anyway!

What’s the advantage (if any) of this over the IcedTea plugin which was installed by default on my 11.1 x86_64 system? I don’t take much notice of Java but I’ve only just started using 64bit Linux so have been poking around a bit at stuff like browser plugins. I’ve pointed Firefox at a few Java applets I know of and they’ve all worked.