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Applet or Webstart

HS Thomas
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I'd like to write an Applet or use Web Start to take an image and using the cursor cut it up into sections.
The Applet should also read in images from a selection specified by the user.Probably as page nos 3 - 50 .And show the images first as thumbnails. Clicking on a thumbnail would show the image in a large size.
Should it be an applet or should I use Web Start.
Is there a problem with firewalls using Web Start.
The caching feature of Web Start makes it a good candidate as well as independence of JVM versions.
regards
[ August 23, 2003: Message edited by: HS Thomas ]
Rob Ross
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Joined: Jan 07, 2002
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The main issue you will have is reading files from the local file system. You will have to sign your app either way, or create a policy file to allow your applet/application to read from your file system.
Depending on the complexity of your app, you may find the browser environment to be a liability, as every browser has its particular quirks when running applets. With Webstart you are running a rich-client app with the deployment benefits of an applet, so I would tend to lean in the Webstart direction myself.


Rob
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HS Thomas
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Thanks, Rob.
A Web Start solution seems the more elegant.
regards
[ August 24, 2003: Message edited by: HS Thomas ]
 
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