[icedtea-web] resurrection of (output)console?

Omair Majid omajid at redhat.com
Sun Nov 3 16:56:44 PST 2013

* Jiri Vanek <jvanek at redhat.com> [2013-11-02 06:16]:
> On 11/01/2013 05:11 PM, Omair Majid wrote:
> >Hi Jiri,
> >
> >* Jiri Vanek<jvanek at redhat.com>  [2013-11-01 11:40]:
> >>In itw, there is many times  mentioned console, but afaik it was never
> >>implemented.
> >
> >/me points to plugin/icedteanp/java/sun/applet/JavaConsole.java
> >
> ok :) How it is used? :)))

Last I looked, there were two ways to enable it:

1. Using the ControlPanel, which writes out the deployment configuration
property "deployment.console.startup.mode". Not sure if anything is
reading it or not.

2. Using the browser. The browser calls into the plugin, and the plugin
calls passes a message to the java-side of the plugin asking to display
the console [1]. Last I tried this, you had to add an extension to
Firefox to add a button to display the console.

> have you ever tried to trace it in code? I did, and it is ..not used,
> nor connected... Although it have many interesting features, it is not
> used at all. Thtas why it was not included in current refactorings.

I wouldn't be surprised. It hasn't seen much love in a while.


[1] http://icedtea.classpath.org/hg/icedtea6/rev/aa17512747b1?revcount=20

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