Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Alternatives to Chrome for FBNavigator

As of September 1, Google has disabled the NPAPI plug-in interface required to support Java applets in the Chrome browser, saying "If you want to use a website that uses an NPAPI plugin, you’ll need to use a different web browser." ( (Does this qualify as "evil" yet?)
If you want to access the FBNavigator feature of the Holobloc website, you can use the Firefox browser with the Java plug-in for Windows ( or the IcedTea plugin for Ubuntu.
For Raspbian, you can use the IcedTea plugin for the IceWeasel browser:
sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jdk 
sudo apt-get install iceweasel 
sudo apt-get install icedtea-7-plugin
This also enables it for the Epiphany browser that comes with the NOOBS installation.