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Java applets suck; 64 bit, hello Sun, wake up!

🕡︎ - 2008-12-07

It seems that every time I change some hardware, I have to go through a whole dance to get Java-applets working¹.

Maybe it is okay that it is a little difficult on minority hardware such as the PowerPC - but on amd64 machines? Come on, it is almost impossible not to get that architecture when you buy a processor today!

Alas, troublesome it is. After mucking about with chroots and stuff, here the recipe I ended up using:

Another. Day.

¹ I need it to access my bank, unfortunately.

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¹ Such as Thunderbird, Pan, slrn or Gnus (part of Emacs).