DÅ?a Sobota 18 FebruÃ¡r 2006 04:38 email@example.com napÃsal:
I’ve been poking my nose into some Java books over the last week. Java
Web Start applications seem like the coolest thing.
I don’t recall seeing a single Java Web Start application that’s not a
the wild. I’ll admit, I didn’t really look, or really care. The desktop
market is miniscule, the only apps I can recall of having a major
are Eclipse (and other Java IDEs), jEdit, Azureus. None of those
People don’t want Yet Another Package Manager. I want my programs
and kept up-to-date via RPM, APT, Portage, whatever is the standard on
system I’m using (unfortunately, a similar system for Windows didn’t
mind), not something else I have to keep track of.
If Sun wanted Java apps to be easily deployable, they’d provide a
turn JARs into proper executables with the JDK. JNLP is nonsense. It has
marginal usefulness in deploying applications internally, but that’s
doable with remote administration without anyone clicking on links.
Microsoft aims to Do Stuff with its .NET clone of JNLP, and given their
to force anything down the throats of users with a new Windows version
Sun didn’t have, it might actually end up being used.
This sounds like it could be much better then a database admin website and
over and over.
Ever heard of browser caching?
Does Ruby Web Start exist or is it being developed?
I doubt it. We have gems. Set your browser to do a “gem install” when
click on a link to a gem file, sounds pretty much the same to me.
This sounds like the future to me.
It sounds like a relic from when Scott McNealy thought people will give
and only use thin clients with everything stored server-side to me. Or
someone might actually use desktop Java apps - which, ironically,
start to look and feel much less repulsively now (half-hearted yay for
controls in Swing 1.6) that no one gives a damn.