I believe this is the end of the unsigned Jmol Java applet along with JSpecView and JME.
In addition, I'm pretty sure our free-be signing will not pass muster as a "trusted authority":
RIAs must contain two things:
- Code signatures from a trusted authority. All code for Applets and
Web Start applications must be signed, regardless of its Permissions
- Manifest Attributes
- Permissions – Introduced in 7u25, and required as of 7u51.
Indicates if the RIA should run within the sandbox or require
- Codebase – Introduced in 7u25 and optional/encouraged as of 7u51. Points to the known location of the hosted code (e.g. intranet.example.com).
The latest upload of Jmol takes care of (2a). However, unless (2b) allows
that's pretty much it for the signed applet as well. [Or maybe someone goes into the business of making custom signed Jmol applets for people!]
If deployment of the signed Jmol applet is of interest, we will
need a sponsor, because a certificate costs US$500/year. Let me know if
you are interested in being that sponsor.
At least we have a two-month lead on this (and I am headed for a visit with RCSB on Sunday).
Robert M. Hanson
Larson-Anderson Professor of Chemistry
St. Olaf College
If nature does not answer first what we want,
it is better to take what answer we get.
-- Josiah Willard Gibbs, Lecture XXX, Monday, February 5, 1900