The kluge put in GeneralUtilities.java sid 1.29 on 11/07/02 to work around the
swing bug: 4780174 (REGRESSION: JOptionPane deadlocks Java Web Start in
Mantis beta) is causing serious regressions:
1.) on Solaris, when run with Java 1.3.1, or 1.4.1 the Certificate dialog is
displayed way too small, so that only half of the information isvisible (not including the buttons). with 1.4.2 it is too big, with extra space on top and bottom.
2.) on any platform, when run with 1.4.2 java the JRE finder dialog
(preferences/java/find) is way too large - consume entire screen on CDE, and
multiple screens on GNome.
3.) on unix, using jre 1.4.2, the view/add entry dialog is way too big, covering
whole screen in y dimension.
none of these problems occur using the GeneralUtilities.java version 1.28, only
after the change put in trying to work around #4780174