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Sun to host Online Live Q/A Conference on Java Application Deployment (WebStart) tmrw

Vic Cekvenich
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Some of you are familiar with limits of applets. Web start (JNLP) allows for a more of a rich user interface then what we can do w/ Applets and DHTML. But deploying Java, applets and applications over the internet can be a challenge, including security warnings for registered applications and installation of current version of java by non-computer savvy users of our applications (can your father in law install and launch a WebStart application?)
The lead of Sun�s Java deployment team and usability experts (Mike Albers -J2SE UI expert will be there hopefully) will answer your questions at 11 AM California time and guide you. Here are the details of how to participate for FREE:

Above link should be enough.
Some people are *boycotting* the chat conference because of issues since about 2001(it appears that a individuals at Sun believe that they should PERVENT deployment � that they are doing us a favor, listed here:

One important issue was picked up here (Scary screen for registered applications)
Sun�s stance is that it�s RFE and will not address it with wide deployment of Java 6 (aka Mustang) in 2007, and not on JRE 1.4.x updates, and will not do word smiting to clarify the application is registered.
Another issue is deploying/update Java by corporate end users at organizations that have a LAN admin.

Sample �applets� sites:
One example of RiA is (click to run it)

MacroMedia and MS Longhorn also have RiA kits, you can read this as intro to RiA:
RiA will be major part of SoA � Services.
Server side Java will be limited w/o Client Side Java.

You want to hear deployment answers from Sun people in charge? OK, tmrw. 11AM CA time (2PM? NY time)

Do not set lab on fire. Or this tiny ad:
the new thread boost feature: great for the advertiser and smooth for the coderanch user
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