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Log file for JNLP application

 
Carl John
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Hi

I'm developing a Java Swing application and enabled them with Java web start feature.

Currently, i'm logging the events in a log file and saving them in jre folder.

Is this a correct way of logging an application?

If not where can i save the log files?
 
Richard Tookey
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Carl John wrote:I'm developing a Java Swing application and enabled them with Java web start feature.

Currently, i'm logging the events in a log file and saving them in jre folder.

Is this a correct way of logging an application?

No - depending on how and where the JRE is installed that folder may be write protected.

If not where can i save the log files?

For applications I create a hidden directory in the user's home directory. Typically I use the application's name prefixed by a '.' .

Note - you do realise that with the latest WebStart security model you will either have to purchase a CA signed certificate or get the user to install your self signed certificate in his cacerts file before he can run your WebStart application.
 
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