Not only would it be difficult to overturn in court, it would also be embarrassing to admit they were snookered.
It is as clean as possible. Only does what it needs to do.
Imagine if they had NOT announced these (late) changes.
After a while, people would observe what is going on:
"Hey, Microsoft is not doing what Google and Yahoo did, I wonder why? "
Microsoft *had* to do this in order to try to hide their real colours.
Note if you can find the proof of this, then you have killed multiple birds with one stone.
You get the infiinite twins problem solved.
You get the Goldback conjecture solved.
And you find that is also shows that there are infinite sets
of twin primes separated by any distance.
Which means there are infinite quad primes as I mentioned above.
I submit, that there are an infinite number of quad prime sets.
[ P,P+2,P+6,P+8 that are all prime, aka, back to back pairs of twin primes]
Perhaps, he was educated as to the stupidity of his remark later.
"Quote" - The plug-in screen shows options for always activate, ask to activate and never activate.
It may in the English version but in FF24 Spanish all I get is ask to activate and never activate.
Chrome (in Spanish) blocks too but at least gives me the always activate option.
Due to the EXTREME IMPACT this has on the Public Sector here - and that we're somewhat forced to use M-Soft for other applications - We had to return to Explorer yesterday. Sorry - But moves like this could well kill off the use of Firefox. Java applets are continuously used in the piping of Digital signatures to secure ministerial sites. This includes PRIVATE citizens. IMO Java has to be "trusted" even if we don't. Otherwise the use of Firefox WILL DIMINISH. 90% of users have NO BLOODY IDEA.
I am a firm fan of Firefox at home - but at work it's causing me more hassle than it's worth.
Donald Smith 2013-10-22 22:03:01 PDT
Disclaimer: I'm in the Java SE Product Management team at Oracle.
Just to add to my colleague in Engineering Joe McGlynn's comment #61 -- we're happy to help here however we can. We do frequently speak with mcoates, but are happy to plug into any other channels the mozilla team think would be worthy (as we seemed to somehow miss this one until it was too late I think we need more contact/channels). For example, I think we can help address questions related to the Java 6 (and Java 5, for that matter) updates as they are still supported and do receive updates along with the latest public baseline(s).
As comment #50 notes, bugzilla is not forum software - so I'll leave it at that and send @bsmedberg a quick note and continue to try to catch up wit @coates.
First I've heard that Java 5 and 6 are not considered dead yet.
In order to protect you, Firefox has stopped outdated versions of the Java plugin from running automatically because of security issues.
So, now, the lastest version of Java (7.45) is considered outdated.
Absolutely brain-dead decision.