Posted by jonks
on February 6, 2007 at 5:37 AM PST
Is it possible to use webstart to install pre-requisites for an applet?
The background is: I have an applet that uses the Java 3D extension. Currently this extension has to be manually installed before my applet works. It would be very user friendly if I could auto-install Java 3D if it is not present.
I have 2 ideal scenarios:
1. a one-step installation: Use JWS to launch the applet, installing J3D if required. (see constraint above)
2. a two-step installation: Use JWS to install J3D. Then the applet, launched at a later date from the same domain, but different URL, will function normally.
I have no previous JWS experience, so I'm hoping someone here knows if either/both scenarios are achievable /impossible before I spend loads of time investigating.