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Problems with Java 8u45 and Chrome 42+

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Since CW 16 a new Java update causes problems with GeoMedia Smart Client and the applets.

Unable to launch the application

This is the screenshot, which you get if you start the GMSC application with Java 8u45.

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  • Check your Java’s network settings.a. Control Panel –> Java –> Network Settings
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    b. We were only able to reproduce that error in case of “use browser settings”

    java8_2

  • Open your Browser LAN Settings and disable the “Automatically detect settings” checkbox… now it should work.

You can also try to set your own specific proxy to handle this problem.

(NOTE: The above mentioned problem could only relate to the isInNet () settings. You will find more details at the following two links.
https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8068823
https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8071428.)

NPAPI disabled in Chrome 42+

Note Only administrators are affected by using the Style Editor applet in the Smart Client and only if Chrome is used.

The Java plug-in for web browsers relies on the cross platform plugin architecture NPAPI, which has long been, and currently is, supported by all major web browsers. Google announced in September 2013 plans to remove NPAPI support from Chrome by “the end of 2014”, thus effectively dropping support for Silverlight, Java, Facebook Video and other similar NPAPI based plugins. Recently, Google has revised their plans and now state that they plan to completely remove NPAPI by late 2015. As it is unclear if these dates will be further extended or not, we strongly recommend Java users consider alternatives to Chrome as soon as possible. Instead, we recommend Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari as longer-term options. As of April 2015, starting with Chrome Version 42, Google has added an additional step to configuring NPAPI based plugins like Java to run — see the section Enabling NPAPI in Chrome Version 42 and later below.

For more details to this problem please have a look at http://java.com/en/download/faq/chrome.xml

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