Awhile back I posted a message thinking a registry would be a neat thing to have - wanting to play with Web Services - I decided to go ahead and build one...http://www.worldofwar.com/games/JGR.jnlp
JGR is a registry where you can add/edit/delete your games (any type - jnlp, applet, etc) and have instance visibility to anyone using it. JGR supports marking games as your favorites, multi-threaded (updates are done in the background), ability to specify html desc of your game, multiple links (launch link, source, doc, whatever).
When you JGR starts, it will (in the background) contact my server and download incremental updates to your local games database - you can view/play games in the mean time.
Quick funtionality overview:
1) You can manually trigger off an incremental by hitting Games->Refresh.
2) If you want to simply refresh your whole local database - Games->Refresh All
3) You can manage your own games by: Games->Add/Edit/Delete. Any changes then become visible to everyone on their next update.
4) You can manage your favorite games by Favorites->Add/Remove.
I'm sure people will uncover some bugs and want enhancements to this (like maybe to rate a game or leave comments?) - so realize this is a v1.0! Also - if someone wants to donate an icon or splash screen - that would be great (I have a hard time making stick figures!).
For those interested: uses Axis for webservices, Tomcat and HSQLDB for the backend on my redhat 9 linux server.
Let me know any comments...
Tim 'Pops' Roberts