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  2. JDK-6981182

Java 6: Java Plug-in trace file is not enabled when the Java Console is enabled

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      According to

      http://download-llnw.oracle.com/javase/6/docs/technotes/guides/plugin/developer_guide/debugger.html#jpitf

      "The Java Plug-in trace file records all the debug, System.out, and System.err messages. The trace file [...] is automatically enabled when the Java Console is enabled."

      This is true for Java 5, but it is not true for Java 6 (including 6u21).
      It is reproducible even with the first public JRE 6.

      How to reproduce:
      - Open the Java Control Panel
      - Select the Advanced Tab
      - Uncheck Debugging/Enable tracing
      - Uncheck Debugging/Enable logging
      - Uncheck Show applet lifecycle exceptions
      - Check Java console/Show console
      - Open IE or Firefox
      - Open any Applet
      - If you use Java 6, you can notice that a trace file is NOT written
      - If you use Java 5, you can notice that a trace file is written

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            rgallard Raymond Gallardo
            jloefflm Johann Löfflmann (Inactive)
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