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process context for Swing

 
John Davis
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Are Swing/AWT guis equally viable as applets and stand alone Java apps?
 
Matt Robinson
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Problem with applets is that your userbase will need to have the Java Plugin installed... For applications they;ll need JRE or JDK installed. Either way there is installation of Java software necessary before your software will run...
Sun has/is coming out with better ways to address this all the time, but this basic prereq. still exists.
If I had to choose I would go with an application every time because of quirks found among the various browsers and general lower stability of apps running within the browser rather than as a standalone application
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Matthew Robinson co-author of "Swing" (1999, Manning Publications). Freely available at http://www.spindoczine.com/sbe
 
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