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Deploying using JNLP and Web Start

 
HS Thomas
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I'm just reading up on the RMI parts to the assignment and have started thinking about deploying the application.
Web Start & JNLP are relatively new features and strengths are in dynamically deploying an application that is not browser dependent.
Does anyone know if this can or CANNOT be used for deploying the assignment EITHER because it is not mentioned in the requirements OR defeats the purpose of RMI and remote objects(if the entire application is always deployed to the local machine- I need to check up on this) OR it
is too much like hard work!!!
I was thinking of having 2 browser links - one for Local access which would deploy the entire application
to run locally.
-the other for Remote access which would deploy just those classes needed for Remote access.
I'm all up for being dissuaded if this is too much hard work for little gain or definitely doesn't fit in with the assignments requirements.
Thanks in advance
 
BJ Grau
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I think this is overkill for this assignment. The grader would need to have a web server installed, would have to configure it (MIME-type, doc root for your app, etc). I may be wrong, but I'm guessing that requiring the grader to configure a web server for Web Start might cause you to fail automatically.
I would steer far away from this and just focus on the requirements.
[ June 06, 2002: Message edited by: BJ Grau ]
 
HS Thomas
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Just the requirements it is!
I'll have to think of my own requirement that could make use of these features. Launching standard applications on my PC from the web safely could save me a whole lot of money that otherwise would be spent on gadgets like Laptops/iPAQs. I guess I'd still run into the same configuring problems you mentioned.
Hmmm? Just a thought.
Thanks
 
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