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WebStart

Java WebStart is a deployment technology for applications written in the Java programming language (such as NeXtMidas). Java WebStart is included with any current version of Java. The only other step required before using WebStart is telling the web browser where it is installed (see Browsers for details). Once this is done, you can click on a WebStart link in a web page and the browser launches WebStart to run the target application.

Each time a target application runs while a network connection is established, WebStart downloads the latest version of all the necessary jar files and resources to a local cache, and executes the target application from there. Once downloaded, the application runs without a network connection.

Go to Building WebStart Applications for details on configuring an existing NeXtMidas application for WebStart.

Go to Launching WebStart Applications via a CGI Script for details on running WebStart applicationg from a CGI Script.


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