FreeBSD Java Plugin x64

Here’s manual how to make installed diablo java x64 work in browsers, like in Opera for example.

If you installed JDK or JRE via PC-BSD PBI, then you should make soft-links

/usr/Programs/JavaJDK/diablo-jdk1.6.0 -> /usr/local/diablo-jdk1.6.0

Also, you need create additional link:

/usr/local/diablo-jdk1.6.0/jre/lib/amd64/server -> /usr/local/diablo-jdk1.6.0/jre/lib/amd64/client

After this, Opera will find installed JRE automatically, and enable it.

To play some games/launch some apps, you need to tweak java permissions (to allow sound, graphics, filesystem access, etc).

For Opera:

edit (under root) file /…. opera.policy

and add there some of this lines (the choice is yours!):

grant {

permission java.net.SocketPermission  #to allow applets access whole internet

permission java.awt.AWTPermission «accessClipboard»;

permission java.net.SocketPermission «localhost:5577″ ,  «accept, connect, listen»;

permission java.lang.RuntimePermission «loadLibrary.<library name>»;

permission javax.sound.sampled.AudioPermission «play»

permission java.security.AllPermission; #Not recommended at all 😉

}

How’s there FreeBSD

FreeBSD Quarterly Status Report is out — now it’s time to check what’s new in Q4 2010 happened.

BSDInstall is on going — not rewritten sysinstall, but new program to replace it. It’s pretty good with advanced features, like gpt, PXE install, live CD as installation media, etc.

In few weeks from Jan 2011, Chromium could conquer FreeBSD’s minds as well as other OSes. Great work, porters!

ZFS v28 which will bring a lot of use, and probably a lot of license problems, almost done. Eager to wait for it :)

Also, I glad that FreeBSD is on it’s way for wider audience — FreeBSD as Home Theater PC will be GGrrreat feature as for me.

And of course, EC2 ans PS3 platforms. One of them is for fun, while other — for mature and efficient products. Honestly, I’m lacking of some FreeBSD solution like DRBD, Heartbeat or whatever. Or maybe it’s just me.

Resource containers, interesting project which is very close to its release, will bring to platform even more stability, allowing to give some level of access to untrusted users. Or to unexperienced ones :)

Many, many other small things which maybe didn’t even mentioned in report are important too. The rain it’s not a ten big or cool drops, it’s all of them.

FreeBSD Rocks! Go, Beastie, Go!