Will GMS/Analyzer be usable in Google Chrome after September 2015? (NPAPI deprication and the impac
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Will GMS/Analyzer be usable in Google Chrome after September 2015? (NPAPI deprication and the impact on Java and GMS)
I heard Java will not be supported in Chrome after September 2015. Will GMS and Analyzer be usable in Google Chrome after September 2015?
(NPAPI deprecation and the impact on Java and GMS)
Support for Java is NOT expiring in Google Chrome. Java COULD still be fully supported by Google Chrome after September 2015 if it is re-written using PPAPI
The Google Chrome Browser will
be ending support for the Netscape Plugin Application Programming Interface
) in September of 2015. As of Java version 8 update 45, all of Java is still written using the NPAPI
Note: In April of 2015, Google Chrome version 42 disabled use of the NPAPI library by default, though it's use can be re-enabled until September of 2015. (See KB 13866, located here):
Oracle has the option to re-write Java using the Pepper Plugin Application Programing Interface
) library, though they have not opted to do so as of the Chrome version 42 launch. If Java is re-written using the PPAPI
library, Java will once again be supported on Google Chrome by default. If not, Java will not be enabled in Google Chrome by default, and will become unusable in Chrome by September 2015.
The impact to GMS and Analyzer:
GMS (and therefore Analyzer) version 7.2 relies heavily on Java. Most of GMS 8.0, including the device tabs (Firewall
, etc) will instead use HTML5, while some portions of GMS 8.0 (parts of the Monitor
tab) will continue to use Java.
becomes unsupported in Chrome come September, if Java has not yet been re-written to use PPAPI
, most of GMS 7.2 and some sections of the Monitor tab of GMS 8.0 will not be able to be loaded properly in the Google Chrome Browser. If, however
, Oracle has written Java to use PPAPI
by September of 2015, it will continue to be usable in the Google Chrome Browser (and therefore so will ALL sections of GMS versions 7.2 and 8.0