James H. Markowitz
2021-02-21 02:12:20 UTC
I have an old camera that still works (very well, in fact) but
that requires a browser with Java support for all of its configuration
After some online searching, the only browser that supports Java
under Slackware seems to be Pale Moon. The problem is that the camera is
very picky, just rejecting anything that is not either IE11 or Safari.
With some effort, I was able to get Pale Moon to spoof its user agent
string, but, for some reason, it seems to be unable to render the web
site of the camera properly - in fact, it makes a mess of it. On the
other hand, Firefox deals with it with not problems, in this sense - but
there is no Java support in Firefox any more.
With this in mind, my questions are the following:
1) What is the most recent release of Slackware that ships with
Firefox still supporting the Java plugin?
2) What JDK version should I use? I suspect that JDK 8 won't do.
My goal would be to have a VM with the appropriate Slackware release
exclusively for configuring this camera.