hello, I am starting to understand how webstart works, but I am still having a bij problem...
I have several langauage specific files that my customer needs to be able to edit manually in the file explorer. But I can't find them anywhere when webstart downloaded the application. I only see folders with number names...
The cache is used by the jvm to store the required files locally. Think of it as system files. I do not think allowing the user to edit something in the system files is a good idea. You can probably provide a UI in your application to edit them.
Of course I am just thinking out loud here as I really don't know much about your application and requirement.
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thank you for providing me with some good ideas and alternatives, but the application is built on properties files with name, value pairs. And the user needs to be able to edit them outside the application(as described in our companies project manifest). So it think shifting our JWS ideas to using the Eclipse update system is a better idea...
jan dressen wrote:t... And the user needs to be able to edit them outside the application(as described in our companies project manifest). So it think shifting our JWS ideas to using the Eclipse update system is a better idea...
That is perfectly possible for a JWS application. You do not have to touch (and you'd better not touch) the cache for that.
I would not let that requirement be the decider between JWS or Eclipse based.