Today after restart the javaws refused to work again (after been fixed 2 months ago with http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5559).
Removed the plugin JavaAppletPlugin.plugin again, and still didn't work.
the symbolic link for /usr/bin/javaws was stil active:
$ ls -l /usr/bin/javaws
lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 64 Oct 23 11:20 /usr/bin/javaws -> /System/Library/Java/Support/Deploy.bundle/Contents/MacOS/javaws
Starting javaws from command line with url shows:
Java Web Start splash screen process exiting .....
Bad installation. No JRE found in configuration file: No such file or directory
Anybody knows the fix for this one ? (advise don't restart before you know the fix).