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Automized download from the actual jar-file?

 
Saskia Schreiber
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Hi, we got a big problem in our company. All developers sittint in front of the same project and writing and updating some classes. The problem is, that on every little PC another api is used. And so, some things work on one machine but not on the other and you search hours for finding the problem that it was just the old jar.
Now I read something about WebStart and I ask myself if we could use this also for downloading the actual apis. So nobody of us has to care about that. Could it be managed from WebStart? Or with the technology behind WebStart.
I 'd really appreciate if anybody can help me.
Saskia
 
Sri Nivas
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May be you should use some source code control software like CVS.
 
Saskia Schreiber
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At first: thanks for your reply.
We already use CVS. The problem is more that you have to deploy on every testserver the api, otherwise the signature of the serviceinterface (we use jini) is different, and we cannot find the service or something similar happens.
Greetings
Saskia
 
Chantal Ackermann
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JavaWebStart is more for the client side. It takes care of the installation and the update process on the client, and of the launching of the swing application. Thus, you don't have to install and update the necessary jar files on the client, adjust the classpath and so on. The only thing that you have to get going is the jvm and JavaWebStart.
I don't think you could use it on the server side? It might be more custom to write some module that checks for a new version and downloads it, running as a cron in the server or whatever.
chantal
 
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