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No one using Java Webstart?

Hema Menon
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Joined: Oct 29, 2000
Posts: 569
Java Webstart is one of the most attractive technologies from Sun. Webstart has the ability to launch Java APPLICATIONS using any browser, any platform, from anywhere in the web.
Take a look at this exciting technology info at
Looking forward to more people using it and hence more discussions,

ersin eser
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Joined: Feb 22, 2001
Posts: 1072
I am using Posedion for UML from gentleware thru Web Start
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Joined: Oct 30, 2000
Posts: 94
so do i
I hope more and more apps are deployed using jnlp and webstart. They seem to be ideal candidates for intranet deployments too
What if this is as good as it gets ?
David Weitzman
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Joined: Jul 27, 2001
Posts: 1365
I originally didn't look at it because you needed to download the whole JRE over again, but it looks like that isn't the case anymore. I've just downloaded it.
Deepak Shah
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Joined: Nov 29, 2000
Posts: 97
Hey Guys,
I am using JNLP in my next project.
Its looks best approach to dynamically distribute and update s/w code.
Joel Cochran
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Joined: Mar 23, 2001
Posts: 301
I'm really curious about WebStart. Does anyone know if the database could reside on a remote server? If so it seems this would be an ideal solution for Application Service Providers, which is why I'm interested.

Wait a minute, I'm trying to think of something clever to say...<p>Joel
John Boyd-Rainey

Joined: Sep 24, 2003
Posts: 3
We've been using Web Start on our commercial site for a few months. Although most users have reported no problems, there is a minority who do report quirks and incomprehensible and insurmountable problems with firewalls, browsers etc.. And of course I don't know how many try, fail, and don't report problems.

Another serious problem is that Java has to be installed first.
I might well move over to InstallAnywhere soon to avoid a lot of these

So, unfortunately, Web Start isn't the major breakthrough we were hoping for.

John Boyd-Rainey
tommy k. lee

Joined: Jun 16, 2004
Posts: 20
Although WebStart is convenient, the WebStart JNLP protocol does NOT support HTTPS / SSL communication. This is problematic when one is trying to develop a secure application using HTTPS.

In fact, I had to change my Apache SSL re-write rules to support WebStart, since WebStart didn't support SSL.

SCJP,SCJD SCEA, SCWCD, SCBCD<br />OCP DBA 8i / 9i<br />CISSP, PMP, PHR<br />CCNA, CCDA <br /><a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"></a>
Bjørn Børresen

Joined: May 03, 2004
Posts: 8
Although WebStart is convenient, the WebStart JNLP protocol does NOT support HTTPS / SSL communication.

Are you sure 1.4.2 hasn't added support for this? I think the latest version supports HTTPS.

- Bj�rn

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dennis zined
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Joined: Mar 07, 2003
Posts: 330
You can use JSSE....Java Secure Socket Extension

SCJP 1.4<br />SCWCD 1.4
I agree. Here's the link:
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