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Will New Red-Text Warnings Kill Casual Use of Java? 282

Posted by timothy
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New submitter ddyer writes "Java 1.7.0_40 [Note: released earlier this month] introduces a new 'red text' warning when running unsigned Java applets. 'Running unsigned applications like this will be blocked in a future release...' Or, for self-signed applets,'Running applications by UNKNOWN publishers will be blocked in a future release...' I think I see the point — this will give the powers that be the capability to shut off any malware java applet that is discovered by revoking its certificate. The unfortunate cost of this is that any casual use of Java is going to be killed. It currently costs a minimum of $100/year and a lot of hoop-jumping to maintain a trusted certificate.'"
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Will New Red-Text Warnings Kill Casual Use of Java?

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  • red spots (Score:3, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday September 26, 2013 @12:36PM (#44962205)

    red spot warnings have not killed off casual sex.

    So-- probably not?

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday September 26, 2013 @12:48PM (#44962395)

    > The unfortunate cost of this is that any casual use of Java is going to be killed.

    You may think you're just a casual user of Java. You may think you just use Java for recreational purposes. Everybody knows Java is just a gateway language for other languages like C#. And we all know what happens to C# programmers.

  • by steveg (55825) on Thursday September 26, 2013 @03:51PM (#44964563)

    Every week!?

    I have a cron job that checks every 2 minutes to see if tomcat is still up. It starts it if it's not.

    With Tomcat 5.5 there were days when it would restart 15 or 20 times a day. Tomcat 7 hasn't gone down yet, but it hasn't been used yet either. We'll see what happens the next time the Java class is scheduled.

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