SunAlert for JDS panel applet crashing

I've been working on SunAlerts for Desktop issues for some years now and decided that this blog is a great place to get visibility on SunAlerts. These are issues that affect availability, data loss, or security. You can subscribe to get weekly SunAlert notifications via email by clicking here or click here for a list of recent SunAlerts.

I just worked on a recent fix for a problem with JDS panel applets crashing when logging in. It turns out that another recent security fix for the Xorg or Xsun server ( SunAlert 101926) exposed a bug in a JDS library which causes some JDS panel applets to crash when they first come up. Fortunately, JDS asks you if you want to reload the applet and the applet restarts correctly, so the problem is not too serious. Just don't ignore the popup or else the next time you login, your panel applets may not come up at all. The SunAlert for this issue is 102039. I am working on the patches for this for the affected releases (S9 on Intel, and S10 for both sparc and intel) and will update the SunAlert when they are released.

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