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Java plug-in missing after upgrade to 35.0.1916.114 (Linux)

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Java plug-in missing after upgrade to 35.0.1916.114 (Linux) Ray 5/21/14 8:45 AM
Hi,

After upgrading Chrome from 34.0.1847.132 to google-chrome-stable_35.0.1916.114-1_amd64.deb (on Debian Linux wheezy) the Java plug-in stopped working (it does not appear at all on the about:plugins page). The symlink from /opt/google/chrome/plugins/libnpjp2.so to the corresponding file in JDK (latest version 7) is present as before. I also tried symlinking to the file's version found in JRE (rather than JDK) and to 32-bit rather than 64-bit version, to no avail. Only downgrading to 34.0.1847.132 restores functionality. Any ideas what could be wrong with that?

Thanks,
Ray
Re: Java plug-in missing after upgrade to 35.0.1916.114 (Linux) Ray 5/21/14 8:48 AM
Responding to self: based on the other posts, Chrome 35 decided to drop support for NPAPI, which means dropping support for the Java plug-in from Oracle. Well, for me this means dropping Chrome, good-bye!
Re: Java plug-in missing after upgrade to 35.0.1916.114 (Linux) Mats Olofsson 5/24/14 12:48 AM
The same has happened to me. All plugins in /opt/Google/chrome/plugins/ are ignored. 
All plugins worked before the update. 

Another error is the error reporting in crome. Send button is hidden, so it is impossible to send a bug report.
Re: Java plug-in missing after upgrade to 35.0.1916.114 (Linux) Alter Falter! 5/24/14 1:06 AM
Go into the advanced settings and change page zoom to 100%.

Am Samstag, 24. Mai 2014 09:48:37 UTC+2 schrieb Mats Olofsson:
Another error is the error reporting in crome. Send button is hidden, so it is impossible to send a bug report.
Re: Java plug-in missing after upgrade to 35.0.1916.114 (Linux) JVApen 5/24/14 1:22 AM
Minor update about the NPAPI you can find at Introducing Chrome 35.
It contains links to the original blogpost about NPAPI as tips for developers.

JVApen
Re: Java plug-in missing after upgrade to 35.0.1916.114 (Linux) Ivan Rod 5/24/14 7:17 PM
Congrats,

Another case of developers shoved down our thoats, their personal opnions and taste, regardless of general preferences and opnions.
Goodbye Chrome!
Re: Java plug-in missing after upgrade to 35.0.1916.114 (Linux) TrusterX 5/26/14 3:30 PM
WTF?

i need it for goverment purpose......

welcome back firefox...
Re: Java plug-in missing after upgrade to 35.0.1916.114 (Linux) David Manvell 5/26/14 10:04 PM
Switch to Windows 8. Works there perfectly.
Re: Java plug-in missing after upgrade to 35.0.1916.114 (Linux) Gergő Thiering 5/27/14 1:45 PM

No npapi support, from now on. So no:

- No Java

- no DjVu plugin, for online books

-  no embedded DivX® Web Player, no quicktime, no windows media, no VLC

- no silverlight, or moonlight whatever

I have only the

- the pepper flash. Its great

- Pdf wiever

I am thinking I am really use a stable PPA from google? It seems its not realible one. I want to use the browser, not searching a workaround.
- Also this will happen with windows within some months too? That would be drastic.

Re: Java plug-in missing after upgrade to 35.0.1916.114 (Linux) freaky2000 5/28/14 1:25 AM
Yes it should happen to windows at some point to. Near the end of this year from what I got. So eventually chrome users on windows get screwed too.

But as usual we get screwed first. Google's slogan of 'do no evil' is crap:

* Google drive client for linux was promised 'soon' around may 2012. Haven't heard from it since. But that's Google right communicate through gmail - but not with us.
* Android 4.4.2 is bugged like hell, over 40% of my calls have issues. 6 months - still no update and oc only silence from Google. You have to learn from leaks from 3rd parties that 4.4.3 might be coming. Maybe you can make descent calls in a year or so who knows.
* Picasa support for linux was removed.

And the list goes on and on. For a company that became this big thanks to open source they sure have a funny way of showing their love for it. In case it wasn't clear that was sarcastic consider this your pointer.

Do no evil - my ass.
Re: Java plug-in missing after upgrade to 35.0.1916.114 (Linux) T.J. Crowder (CSI) 5/29/14 3:33 AM
Well, thank you Google for wasting my time. You could at least show a message saying "The plug-in you have installed for this content is no longer supported" rather than saying Java is needed with a link to Oracle's download site -- which only has the stuff that won't work. Even if you do:

google-chrome --enable-logging -v=1

...there's nothing in the chrome_debug.log saying the plugin was seen, but blocked.

Asinine!
--
T.J. Crowder
(unknown) 5/29/14 5:43 AM <This message has been deleted.>
Re: Java plug-in missing after upgrade to 35.0.1916.114 (Linux) edtoml 5/29/14 5:46 AM
Enterprise, Banks and Government websites like using Java.  They are now unusable in Chrome.  

Bad move Google - Firefox here I come.  

Getting rid of a 'bad' API can be a good thing.  Not converting critical plugins is bad verging on evil.
Re: Java plug-in missing after upgrade to 35.0.1916.114 (Linux) davygrvy 6/4/14 12:25 PM
A chrome browser that HAS the pepper flash component in the Debian repository would be nice
Re: Java plug-in missing after upgrade to 35.0.1916.114 (Linux) Robert Schick 6/8/14 10:49 PM
Chrome without Java. There is no longer a reason for Chrome to exist.
Re: Java plug-in missing after upgrade to 35.0.1916.114 (Linux) Renzo Crispiatico 6/9/14 4:56 AM
Goodbye Chrome!

I agree about showing an honest "Java is no longer supported" rather than making me lose hours trying to figure out why it doesn't work!
Re: Java plug-in missing after upgrade to 35.0.1916.114 (Linux) T.J. Crowder (CSI) 6/9/14 2:49 PM
And they're showing every sign of not display any kind of "Java is no longer supported" message:

They're at least making it stop offering to install something useless, but not even responding on the issue of actually telling people why their plugins stopped working.

-- T.J.
Re: Java plug-in missing after upgrade to 35.0.1916.114 (Linux) T.J. Crowder (CSI) 6/9/14 2:50 PM
On Monday, 9 June 2014 12:56:23 UTC+1, Renzo Crispiatico wrote:
I agree about showing an honest "Java is no longer supported" rather than making me lose hours trying to figure out why it doesn't work!

You might want to add your voice to this:

-- T.J.
Re: Java plug-in missing after upgrade to 35.0.1916.114 (Linux) .Jazz 6/9/14 5:38 PM
I switched to Chrome before Firefox's developer tools just weren't as good.  However now, Firefox's built-in developer tools are now on-par with Chrome and Firefox still supports a Java plugin, so I'll be switching back.

I'd like to thank Google for all their hard work on Chrome.  It has been an invaluable tool for me as a web app developer.... until now.  
Re: Java plug-in missing after upgrade to 35.0.1916.114 (Linux) Dr. Beco 6/30/14 10:26 PM
My workaround for now is to downgrade to 

google chrome stable version 34.0.1847.137

I don't want to leave google chrome yet, or change it to firefox. Lets see how things goes for a while.
(posted 2014/Jul/01)

Download site:
http://mirror.pcbeta.com/google/chrome/deb/pool/main/g/google-chrome-stable/

Re: Java plug-in missing after upgrade to 35.0.1916.114 (Linux) T.J. Crowder (CSI) 6/30/14 11:22 PM
You're leaving yourself open to being hacked. Security issues get reported, become widely known, and (with Chromium/Chrome) get fixed. But if you continue to use old versions, people looking to exploit vulnerabilities learn of and make use of those widely known security issues. Not being up to date is Not Good.

-- T.J.
Re: Java plug-in missing after upgrade to 35.0.1916.114 (Linux) Daniel Noriega 7/4/14 10:35 AM
So Firefox have not flash plugin, and Chrome have not java plugin. We need back to IExplorer?? or maybe move to Opera?? =S
Re: Java plug-in missing after upgrade to 35.0.1916.114 (Linux) T.J. Crowder (CSI) 7/4/14 2:15 PM
What makes you think Firefox doesn't have Flash?

-- T.J.
Re: Java plug-in missing after upgrade to 35.0.1916.114 (Linux) davygrvy 7/4/14 4:39 PM
The Firefox Flash plugin is version locked at 11.2, over four years old and will not get any new feature updates, whereas the Chrome PPAPI version is feature current but missing some of the DRM parts (IIRC).  Essentially, Flash is dead on Linux.  You can take the PPAPI Flash plugin from the 'Google Chrome' closed-source release and it will work in Chromium, though.

We're rather in trouble here.  Choose old flash or no java..  Not a good place to be.
Re: Java plug-in missing after upgrade to 35.0.1916.114 (Linux) T.J. Crowder (CSI) 7/5/14 1:14 AM
No feature updates doesn't mean no updateshttp://www.adobe.com/devnet/flashplatform/whitepapers/roadmap.html Security updates continue. By the time they stop, I think we can assume that either we don't need Flash anymore because standard web APIs have picked up the slack (o frabjous day!) or that this plugin tussle between Google and everyone else will have been resolved in some other way.

-- T.J.
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