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I have made a chat application using Swingall.jar for front end. I had to put swingall in archive attribute of applet tag, on the client side. This has resulted in very difficult dowload of client applet due to size of swingall.jar.
1) Is there anyway to reduce the size of swingall.jar or where shd i put my swingall.jar so that i m not required to put it as archive.
2) How shd i make client browser swingall.jar compatible without putting it in archive.
 
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There are only two ways of sending the applet files, one is loose files with one reference for each file, the other is one consolidated archive which is the better option if you have large amount of archive material. The advantage of sending the files separately is that execution can commence as the files download.
But you have probably already made the better choise.
 
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Hi,
Is swingall.jar your own jar file or is it the file that ships or rather shipped with an earlier version of JDK ?
If it's your own file, then you will have to include it as an archive atrribute in the applet tag and the client applet will have to dload the entire file. There is no other choice because that's how applets work.
But, if it contains swing classes, then a better idea is to use a plugin. Thus when the browser encounters the applet, it pops up a dialog prompting the user to install the plug-in. But, beware the plug-in is at least 6-7 MB. So, it takes a lot of time to dload and install. For more info, please search for Java Plug-in home page om www.javasoft.com
Ashwin.
 
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Swingall.jar is saperate jar file provided for advanced swing components.
I dont want users to install any plugin (infact even plug inn is too heavy to be installed). Isnt there anyway to use swingall.jar without installing any plugin.
Thanx
Anukampa
 
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Swingall.jar is saperate jar file provided for advanced swing components.
I dont want users to install any plugin (infact even plug inn is too heavy to be installed). Isnt there anyway to use swingall.jar without installing any plugin.
Thanx
Anukampa
 
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pls help me with this asap !!
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