Plan for Removing the Java Upload #15

Chraneco opened this Issue Apr 22, 2015 · 3 comments


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We have the intention of removing the Java Upload from JoomGallery with version 4.0 of JoomGallery.
While JoomGallery 4.0 won't be released before Joomla! 4.0 is published (which doesn't even have a release date yet) we want to inform everybody about this plan already now.

If you have concerns about this please voice your opinion here or send an email to Otherwise, the Java upload will be removed with version 4.0.

Main reasons for removing the Java upload:

  • The Java upload repeatedly causes problems on many pages due to differences in the server environment. Since the Java upload is an external dependency which we are just using we can't do anything against most of these problems.
  • Since Java increased their default security barrier, the Java upload cannot be used anymore without signing the applet for every domain it is used on separately or changing the security settings of the browsers of all your users.
  • The FineUploader grows stronger and stronger and already covering most of the features of the Java uploader and much more.
@Chraneco Chraneco added this to the v4.0.0 milestone Apr 26, 2015

I'm in favor of this. Fineuploader certainly is a great replacement of the Java uploader. Back in the day when there was nothing else it was considered pretty good. But now that Fineuploader takes it's place and has far less issues and is more dynamic, having a lighter Joomgallery is a good idea.


Yup Seems like a good idea

Hackwar commented Apr 22, 2016

Since the Java Browser plugin has been discontinued, there is even more reason to simply drop this.

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