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 http://java.sun.com/products/javawebstart/?frontpage-javaplatform Looking forward to more people using it and hence more discussions, Later, Hema
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 Cheers Jayram ------------------ What if this is as good as it gets ?
Joined: Jul 27, 2001
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.
Joined: Nov 29, 2000
Hey Guys, I am using JNLP in my next project. Its looks best approach to dynamically distribute and update s/w code. Regs, SCEA I SCJP
Joined: Mar 23, 2001
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
Joined: Sep 24, 2003
We've been using Web Start on our commercial site http://www.i2brain.com/en_demo.php 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 problems.
So, unfortunately, Web Start isn't the major breakthrough we were hoping for.
tommy k. lee
Joined: Jun 16, 2004
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.