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correct jre for application

william kane
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Joined: Nov 21, 2000
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My application needs JDK 1.4.2 to execute.When users with other versions of JDK try to access my application using web start the application doesnot launch.I therefore had to uninstall JDK versions other than 1.4.2 for launching the application.
How can i configure my JNLP file to ensure that only Jre for Java 1.4.2 is downloaded(if not present with the client) and used irrespective of the JRE installed on the client?I also need to ensure that all this happens without the end user intervention.
Thanks in advance

Help me!Help you!!!
Jared Cope
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Joined: Aug 18, 2004
Posts: 243

You can specify an exact version of the JRE to run for a webstart application, and where to download it from.

However, you need to ensure that the end users have install rights on their machines otherwise it will not work.

The syntax is something along the lines of:

See for an explanation.

Cheers, Jared.

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It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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