January 13, 2014
An update to the VOLANO chat software is available for download as a full version 2.12 package and as an upgrade to version 2.11. This update includes signed applets compatible with the latest security changes in Java 7 Update 51 being released on January 14, 2014.
The update will work with license keys for the VOLANO chat server at version 2.5 or later. If you have an earlier version of the VOLANO chat server, please contact me for a more recent license. See the Version 2.12 page for details.
October 24, 2012
An update to the VOLANO chat software is available as a full version 2.11 package and as a patch to version 2.10. This version works around the bug in Oracle Java 7 that disables the enter and return keys on Mac OS X. See the Version 2.11 page for details.
October 17, 2012
The Oracle Java 7 Plug-in on Mac OS X disables the enter and return keys in the text field of the chat room window. As a result, Mac users who upgrade to Java 7 are unable to send messages in the chat room. There is a work-around that I will post soon in an update to the VOLANO chat software. I expect to complete the changes in the next few days and have a full version and upgrade version available for download next week.
Included in the text box below is the bug report I submitted to Oracle.
— John Neffenger