Oracle has announced that that it is finally killing off its Java browser plugin, the company has said that the technology will be removed from the Oracle Java Development Kit in the near future.
You can see a statement from Oracle below about them retiring their Java browser plugin, they have not given an exact date as yet on when it will be retired.
By late 2015, many browser vendors have either removed or announced timelines for the removal of standards based plugin support, eliminating the ability to embed Flash, Silverlight, Java and other plugin based technologies.
With modern browser vendors working to restrict and reduce plugin support in their products, developers of applications that rely on the Java browser plugin need to consider alternative options such as migrating from Java Applets (which rely on a browser plugin) to the plugin-free Java Web Start technology.
Oracle plans to deprecate the Java browser plugin in JDK 9. This technology will be removed from the Oracle JDK and JRE in a future Java SE release.
There are more details about Oracle’s future plans for Java over at their website at the link below.
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