Was it necessary to create a new thread? I already talked about that here:
Moreover, it doesn’t concern only applets, it concerns Java Web Start too.
What you describe is the selfish route, which isn’t the cheapest. Maybe I’m naive but I still think that several developers could share the same certificate instead of paying at least 100 US dollars per year.
Java is just trying to wash money from the developers… The apps were already really tough to launch… I mean… This doesn’t change shit. They are trying to make it even more safe at the cost of developers freedom.
What about people who put apps on the web for personal use? They can’t use their app without signing it?
Fuck java. “Portable”… Can’t even make applets no more for personal use…
I have the same feeling than trollwarrior1, Oracle wants us to become its cash cows. If the use of a time stamp becomes mandatory, we’ll have to pay both for the “trusted” certificate and for the “trusted” time stamp.
During FOSDEM 2014, Sven and Xerxes will demonstrate JiGong Web Plugin which doesn’t require an authority for the authentication. Icedtea-web now supports mixed mode in applets. I still hope that Java won’t die too quickly.
You’re right, NPAPI support is going to be removed from Google Chrome and Chromium:
Its proprietary Flash plugin already uses the Pepper API.