Posted by lsomchai
on October 8, 2004 at 10:36 AM PDT
I know that Java Web Start has improve many feature in J2SE 5.0. However, I think, the installation process is still not simple. We have to prepare many file, pack it in WAR file and deploy or copy to server. I know that some specification of JWS was improved to support installation from local machine but I am not clear about it yet. Sorry if this is duplicate.
1. I would like the JWS can launch WAR file to extract and install automatically on a local machine. I think, this implementation is not hard because it is just extract, pass/parse JNLP file to JWS and copy file.
2. If possible, JDK may has an installation packaging tool for prepare WAR file that may has a feature, setting, build (compile,make JAR,sign, etc.). This tool may be applied to make Applet installation package too.