How to use ImageIO tools in APPLET?
I need to display a TIFF file in an applet. So I downloaded and installed the JAI Image IO tools but it doesn't work in my applet because of Bug 5076692, that is applets don't pick up plugins installed in the ext dir.
While this seems to be fixed in JDK 1.6, mustang, build 56 or greater, this doesn't help me as my customer will not run beta software in their production environments.
Is there a workaround (apart from granting AllPermissions in the java.policy file to everything) which will make ImageIO plugins installed in the ext dir work in applets for the current released JREs?