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Burk Hufnagel
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I'm writing a J2SE based application that I want to distribute both over the web and possibly on CD.
I think that I can use Web Start to ensure that the proper version of the JRE is installed when installing over the web, but is there a similar solution for people who aren't logged on? That is, can I put web Start on the CD and run it from there too?
Thanks for the help,
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mukund kulkarni
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Its a good quesion.
Currently JWS works only with the HTTP. As we are calling it as a solution for all deployment related problem there should be some way to do it.
Sun people might answer this question.?
 
Burk Hufnagel
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For the moment, it looks like it's just you and me...
Well, maybe someone else will step up to the plate...
 
Kyle Brown
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I'm not from Sun, but I did find out a little bit of information.
There is a FAQ on OpenJNLP (an open-source implementation of JNLP) that describes JNLP in a little more detail.
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Hema Menon
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Sun's official FAQ is available at
http://java.sun.com/products/javawebstart/faq.html
Check out this unoffical FAQ, which might answer many of your questions
http://www.geocities.com/vamp201/jwsfaqp.html#cdinstaller
HTH,
Hema
 
Wouter Zelle
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The Venus Application Publisher Headquarters hosts quite a few Web Start tools. You can use these apps to create a CD installer:
Clio - single-jar installer (app served up through built-in web server)
Jess - single-jar installer (app installed directly into Web Start cache)
Celia - command line installer to install web archives (.war) or client archives (.car) directly into Web Start cache
Pam - package manager that installs web archives (.war) or client archives (.car) directly into Web Start cache
Nullsoft Installer plus Celia (Windows Only) - single Windows (.exe) that installs app directly into Web Start cache
They are all beta's though (that's what you get for being on the bleeding edge).
[ April 16, 2002: Message edited by: Wouter Zelle ]
 
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