Incomplete/broken java support, app stalls
Binary package hint: sun-java6-plugin
All java runtimes/plugins , from 1.4 to 1.6 (also iced tea, openjdk), have incomplete functionality. This is only noticed when an app is attempting to open up external windows to display information. The bug did not exist in Feisty (other distro's like freespire .etc), but Gutsy and Hardy Beta retain this bug.
I'm not entirely sure if this is a firefox or java-plugin bug, since firefox 3 beta5 still exhibits this behavior, on top of firefox 2.
Here is what happens:
I navigate to www.investools.com , login, and go to the investors toolbox (link near top-left).
Move over to the portfolio section, (just beneath), and it will load the market matrix app (designed by prophet charts I think). It used to be that the whole thing would remain blank, but an update allowed it to load, and it still does. From there, attempting to view the app's extra windows, marked 'ch' and such, will result in nothing, or an error saying that it is still loading. On occasion, the app will launch a bunch of windows upon shutting down firefox, disappearing just as fast.
One time I tried debugging it in a java console, and it seemed like it could not reach their servers, as though it was a firewall issue. I know it had been an issue at one place, but I've tested this on many other systems, to no avail.
Other Distro's are fine regarding this, and I've heard of other's with the same issue on some forum (I forgot where).
Thanks in advance, I'm available to do debugging, since an account is required to get to this app.
|Changed in sun-java6:|
|status:||Incomplete → Confirmed|