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Will Firefox be continuing support for Java

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I have seen where Google Chrome will be ending support for Java in their fall 2015 release as well as Microsoft will be doing the same with "Project Spartan".

Does Firefox intend to continue supporting Java into the future?

What I am reffering to by "supporting Java" is in the educational world we use software that requires direct Java support for the software to be used. In particular I am reffering to Ellucian's BANNER and Evision's ARGOS.

Without Java support we cannot use these two very essential systems unless we continue to hold onto operating systems that are slowly but surely becoming out dated. ie... Windows7 and even then we have to turn off or refuse updates of the browsers to maintain useability.

I have seen where Google Chrome will be ending support for Java in their fall 2015 release as well as Microsoft will be doing the same with "Project Spartan". Does Firefox intend to continue supporting Java into the future? What I am reffering to by "supporting Java" is in the educational world we use software that requires direct Java support for the software to be used. In particular I am reffering to Ellucian's BANNER and Evision's ARGOS. Without Java support we cannot use these two very essential systems unless we continue to hold onto operating systems that are slowly but surely becoming out dated. ie... Windows7 and even then we have to turn off or refuse updates of the browsers to maintain useability.

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hi, there are no plans of dropping support for java or other npapi plugins in firefox other than setting them to "ask to activate": https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2014/02/28/update-on-plugin-activation/

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philipp
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hi, there are no plans of dropping support for java or other npapi plugins in firefox other than setting them to "ask to activate": https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2014/02/28/update-on-plugin-activation/

hi, there are no plans of dropping support for java or other npapi plugins in firefox other than setting them to "ask to activate": https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2014/02/28/update-on-plugin-activation/
philipp
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hi again, mozilla has now announced that they intend to drop support for npapi plugins by the end of 2016: https://blog.mozilla.org/futurereleases/2015/10/08/npapi-plugins-in-firefox/

hi again, mozilla has now announced that they intend to drop support for npapi plugins by the end of 2016: https://blog.mozilla.org/futurereleases/2015/10/08/npapi-plugins-in-firefox/
James
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Also once Win64 Firefox is available for Release, maybe for Firefox 42.0, the only 64-bit Plugin on Windows that is white listed is the 64-bit Flash Player. Windows users will have to use 32-bit Firefox and 32-bit Plugins to use other Plugins.

Also once Win64 Firefox is available for Release, maybe for Firefox 42.0, the only 64-bit Plugin on Windows that is white listed is the 64-bit Flash Player. Windows users will have to use 32-bit Firefox and 32-bit Plugins to use other Plugins.