Friday, November 14, 2008 09:04 AM
I can't answer the specific question you are having, but many people, including my workplace, are having problems with existing applets breaking under 1.6.0_10 update of Java. Many of them revolve around the "next generation plugin" but for us only occur when someone uses Firefox 3.x as the browser. We surmise there's a new behavior in exception propogation but haven't nailed it down entirely. For what its worth, the user can disable the "next generation" option from their Java control panel (in the System panel, or wherever it appears for your OS if not Windows). Still this is far from optimal since all affected users have to do this. The long term solution will probably involve a rewrite of the applet code once the community really starts to understand the failure mechanisms.