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Deployment to the Web

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factor3
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Greetings:

I have been looking into JavaFX for some time now, and it sounds pretty impressive -- except for one small "weakness": deployment.

All the material I have seen seems to indicate that, although the scripting language seems to be easily deployed as standalone application (like a regular Swing- style app) there doesn't seem to be any description about the deployment of JavaFX scripts on the Web.

So how can one deploy such a script on the Web? Does a browser need to have a special plugin? Does one deploy these scripts in an applet (I sincerely hope not, but have to ask!)? Is there some other mechanism that a browser must use in order to do JavaFX?

Frankly, I am seeing a lot of hype and a lot of tutorials for making pretty little toy applications, but without a good deployment mechanism -- especially one usable by browsers -- I do not see this technology being of much use to too many people.

Can someone please enlighten me on this matter? Thank you.

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alexsch
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> Does one deploy these scripts in an applet (I sincerely
> hope not, but have to ask!)?

Definitely yes. You can deploy a JavaFX Script app as an applet.
See http://jfx.wikia.com/wiki/Applet_Example

factor3
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Thanks for the info.

Is deployment as an applet the only means of deploying to the Web? Or are there other ways to do so?

tball
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Java Web Start works well, too.