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Mozilla appears to have some issues related to Java and Mac OS X 10.2, codenamed “Jaguar.” Mac OS X 10.2 will be officially released late next week.
“We’re working with Apple to resolve the problem but as a temporary workaround users can simple turn off Java support in the ‘Advanced’ pane of the Mozilla preferences dialog,” reported a Netscape Communications technical staff member in a recent communication.
Netscape also recommends that using the new Java plug-in included with Jaguar appears to be another workaround — at least for Mozilla users who require Java support but not the LiveConnect service. Netscape warned that this workaround can potentially crash, but it’s another option. To do so, remove the “MRJPluginCarbon.plugin” file from inside the Mozilla package (in the path /Contents/MacOS/Plug-ins/”)