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Eclipse RCP and WebStart?

Paul Ramsden
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Joined: Sep 22, 2000
Posts: 28
Hi,

Is anyone using WebStart to distribute Eclipse RCP applications? Is it even possible?


TIA

Paul
Lavern Matthew
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Joined: Jun 05, 2004
Posts: 38
Webstart and swt do not get along


Matthew Wilson<br />-http://valuelist.sourceforge.net
Paul Ramsden
Greenhorn

Joined: Sep 22, 2000
Posts: 28
Are you sure that there's a problem with SWT?

This article suggests it's possible:
Deploy an SWT application using Java Web Start

I have tried it out and it seems to work ok...

Assuming SWT is not a problem - is it possible to deploy an Eclipse RCP application via WebStart?


paul
Darren Bell
Greenhorn

Joined: Aug 01, 2003
Posts: 14
SWT with JNLP works perfectly. We are using it for quite a few apps.
I'd also like to know how to package up an RCP application as that's the direction we're heading in.

I think the issue is what to do with all the plugins.
Paul Ramsden
Greenhorn

Joined: Sep 22, 2000
Posts: 28
Darren,

I'm wondering if the Eclipse RCP offers a suitable way of managing plug-ins automatically (i.e. without user intervention). It's on my list of things to look at...

Paul
Anonymous
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Joined: Nov 22, 2008
Posts: 18944
Paul,
Eclipse3 allows autoupdate (with the users permission).
The VERY interesting szenario, and here would be a sample highly appreciated:

Webstart: Is there a Eclipse3 RCP installed:
- No: install it & the application
- Yes: ask for permission to integrate, If yes: install plug-in if no: install RCP & app.

Somehow the way you install extensions into Mozilla.
Anybody seen that?
;-) stw
Darren Bell
Greenhorn

Joined: Aug 01, 2003
Posts: 14
Paul,

You can use Eclipse 3.0 and use the update features to automatically update your app, but due to the plugin structure i'm not sure that it can be distributed via jnlp.

Hava look here https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=48416
Alan Dougherty
Greenhorn

Joined: Sep 22, 2004
Posts: 1
you might take a look at

WebRCP on SourceForge

code and working example how to start an Eclipse RCP-Client (with SWT, of course) via Sun's Java Web Start Technology
 
 
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