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Start a Java Application from Browser in Mac

Savithri Devaraj
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Joined: Jun 26, 2000
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Is anyone developing Java applications on the MAC?
I have to start a Java application from the Netscape browser on a button click. Can someone help me out in this?
I can get the same to work easily on the Windows NT box, which is also a required platform.
Also, Is anyone aware of Forums for the Mac? I went thru the Apple website and couldn't find any there.
Any help appreciated,
Savithri
Bob Moranski
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Joined: Nov 22, 2000
Posts: 177
I think if you designed the application properly, it should make no difference what platform it is run. Unless there is some difference between Mac's Netscape and NT Netscape...
Savithri Devaraj
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Joined: Jun 26, 2000
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I think the main differences are in a.) how mime types are set and implemented in Mac and NT and b.) NT has command line arguments, but the Mac takes no command line arguments. Because of the second difference, the Runtime.exec() is difficult to get to work on the Mac.
Any help anyone??
Savithri
Originally posted by Bob Moranski:
I think if you designed the application properly, it should make no difference what platform it is run. Unless there is some difference between Mac's Netscape and NT Netscape...

eric moon
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Joined: Nov 26, 2000
Posts: 133
Here's what Apple sent me, when I enquired about the state of javasound for mac:
The audio output APIs in JDK 1.2.2 should work for most cases on the
public beta of Mac OS X; the full 1.3 API set will be there and will
hopefully work just fine for the final version of X. We don't have
the resources to implement the API for classic Mac OS, though if a
compelling business case could be presented, it probably wouldn't be
*too* difficult to do.
So apparently, there is still only 1.1.8 support for mac. Maybe that's part of your difficulty??
HTH

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