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Puzzler regarding JRE and Applets

Lanny Gilbert
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Joined: Jun 11, 2002
Posts: 104
Here's one for the authors, as well as others on this forum. How have you solved the problem of needing a certain JRE (say, 1.4.2_08) for your applet to run, yet your users may already have another 1.4.2 runtime on their machine (say 1.4.2_06). Assume that the users aren't technically savvy. I know that you can specify this using CLSID when declaring your applet in either a JSP or HTML file, but I'm looking for some good advice on how this problem was solved in real world situations.

Thanks!
Joshua Bloch
Author and "Sun God"
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Joined: May 30, 2001
Posts: 124
Lanny,

Well, you've certainly stumped me with that one: I am not an expert on deployment. Perhaps my brother will have better luck with it.

Regards,

Josh


Joshua Bloch <br />Author of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0201310058/ref=ase_electricporkchop" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Effective Java</a> and coauthor of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/032133678X/ref=ase_electricporkchop" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Java Puzzlers</a>
Neal Gafter
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Joined: Oct 25, 2003
Posts: 12
I've heard that Java Web Start http://java.sun.com/products/javawebstart/ can do this for you, but I don't know the details.
 
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