April 5, 2011, 7:54 a.m.
posted by radon
Running Java Web Start Applications
Users can run Java Web Start applications in the following ways:
Users of applications deployed with Java Web Start must have a compatible version of the Java Runtime Environment (JRE). The complete JDK is not required.
Running a Java Web Start Application from a Browser
<a href="Notepad.jnlp">Launch Notepad Application</a>
Java Web Start then loads and runs the application based on instructions in the JNLP file.
Running an Application from the Java Cache Viewer
If you are using Java Version 1.6.0, you can run a Java Web Start application through the Java Cache Viewer.
When Java Web Start first loads an application, information from the application's JNLP file is stored in the local Java Cache Viewer. To launch the application again, you do not need to return to the Web page where you first launched it; you can simply open the Java Cache Viewer.
To open the Java Cache Viewer:
The application is listed in the viewer as shown in Figure.
1. Java Cache Viewer application.
To run the application, select it and click the Run button, , or double-click the application. The application starts just as it did from the Web page.
Running a Java Web Start Application from the Desktop
Through the Java Cache Viewer, you can add a shortcut to the application to your desktop. Simply select the application, right-click and select Install Shortcuts, or click the Install button, . A shortcut is then added to the desktop as shown in Figure.
2. A shortcut to Notepad Demo application.
You can then launch the Java Web Start application just as you would any native application.