WebStart API Examples?

"Andrew Thompson" <andrewthommo@gmail.com>
6 Oct 2006 19:31:15 -0700
The WebStart user experience is still a mystery to most
developers. When discussing WebStart launch, I often hear
comments that indicate the developer has never *seen* a
WebStarted program launched onto screen.

While I have links to a few examples that demonstrate
interesting aspects of webstarted applications*, I would like
to see a bunch of sandboxed demos. of aspects of the JNLP
API** itself.

Sun has this rather teasing page titled 'JNLP API Examples' at..
...but none of them link to a 'see it on-screen!' JNLP.

Is there some page at Sun's site of the JNLP API
(launchable) examples, that I missed?

It seems hard to believe that Sun has missed this
opportunity to demonstrate one of it's 'flagship'
products to the developers who (largely) will either
choose or reject the development of projects using it.

* Examples of Webstart
- applet/application, to see the difference
- 'all-permissions' application's signed with a
'self signed certificate' (interesting for the warnings)
- applications that use a library defined
in another JNLP on a distant site (JOGL).
- applications that suggest a desktop shortcut
and/or menu items.
- apps. that use splash images..

** <http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4.2/docs/guide/jws/jnlp/index.html>

Andrew T.

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