I had a bunch of applets I wrote that played various games, I turned them into webstart apps because that seemed the way forward. Then the Java security model changed and none of that worked. I now just provide a link to the jar and let people save the jar locally and then run it from there. Unfortunately it's difficult to really test what happens on other peoples machines.
A friend has a apple computer and tells me he's enabled Java and lowered the security but can't get my chess program
to work. Any body know why? or what I can do to fix this? Is releasing things as a jar the best way forwards for me? it's such a pain having to get people to download jars when the original code worked perfectly in their browser. It's also a pain because now I have no idea what version of the code people are running - with webstart I could ensure that everyone had the same bug fixes etc.
PS can anyone confirm that my little connect 4
program works? on apple or linux or PC?