Re: Deploying with JWS Where to put locally created files?

"Andrew Thompson" <u32984@uwe>
Mon, 29 Oct 2007 13:00:23 GMT
Lionel van den Berg wrote:

I'm looking at using JWS to deploy an app that I previously created a
traditional installer for.


Is there some way I can get an appropriate directory in a cross-platform
manner? I want this to be a sensible directory so that the user can find
it fairly easily if I need them to.

class SomePoperties {
  public static void main(String[] args) {
    System.out.println( System.getProperty("") );
    System.out.println( System.getProperty("user.home") );

If using user.home, it would be best to put the
application specific data in a sub-directory based
on the main class package name, to help avoid
overwriting data from any other app.!

For a sandboxed web start app., you might look to
storing information using the PersistenceService*,
and if the user wants access to it, export it using the
FileSaveService**, to whereever the user desires.

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Andrew Thompson

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