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Offline alexl

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« Posted 2004-12-08 15:35:28 »

Alright, this is probably a very newbie question, however I've never used webstart before in my life.
I have looked all over the sun website and through this website, but it doesn't say anywhere.

How do I make a webstart link that will run my application?
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« Reply #1 - Posted 2004-12-08 15:46:40 »

-Make an application that runs from jars (eg all media loaded with relative pathes ala getClass().getResource(...) or getResourceAsStream(...))
-Ensure that your webserver has setup the jnlp mimetype correctly
-Write a jnlp file... it's pretty easy actually.

Either read the stuff here:
http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/docs/guide/javaws/index.html

Or pickup a jnlp from someone else and edit the bits you want to change.

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Offline alexl

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« Reply #2 - Posted 2004-12-08 21:31:28 »

thanks a lot, do you happen to have a jnlp file?
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« Reply #3 - Posted 2004-12-08 21:56:30 »

http://www.puppygames.net/downloads/superdudester.jnlp

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Offline Malohkan

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while (true) System.out.println("WOO!!!!");


« Reply #4 - Posted 2004-12-20 15:47:40 »

hmmm... I tried to copy the way you loaded the icon, Cas, and it won't work for me.  Any idea what's wrong with this?
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 <information>
    <title>Rimscape</title>
    <vendor>GameLizard.com</vendor>
    <homepage href="http://www.gamelizard.com" />
    <icon href="http://www.gamelizard.com/webstart/icon.gif" kind="default"/>
    <description>2D Space Action/RPG game.  Make friends or enemies as you fight to survive and trade for enhancements during your quest to find the long lost world of Earth.</description>
      <offline-allowed/>
  </information>

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Offline oNyx

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« Reply #5 - Posted 2004-12-20 17:46:02 »

Looks alright. It *should* work. Maybe caching is to blame?

Well, what also (should) work is using a path relative to the code base like:

<icon href="images/icon_tr.gif" width="32" height="32"/>

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