Bug 535

Summary: Provide Java Web Start demos and tests for those currently runnable only as applets
Product: [JogAmp] Jogl Reporter: Julien Gouesse <gouessej>
Component: coreAssignee: Julien Gouesse <gouessej>
Severity: enhancement CC: sgothel
Priority: P3    
Version: 2.4.0   
Hardware: All   
OS: all   
Workaround: ---
Attachments: JNLP file for Angeles demo

Description Julien Gouesse 2011-12-14 13:33:20 CET
Java plugin cannot be installed on machines with very restricted user rights whereas the JRE can be installed even without super user permissions. It means that some tests and demos only working as applets cannot be used on some machines which is quite problematic to perform quick checks. Providing a Java Web Start equivalent for each applet would ease such checks especially when the user is not an expert (he cannot install the whole development environment). Currently there is no NEWT demo using Java Web Start whereas it would be useful to determine whether a bug comes from NEWT or from the AWT part of the API.

On the long term, providing a Java Web Start application able to run some tests with all logs and using a shutdown hook to copy these logs into a file on the desktop would be nice to allow to get some precious pieces of information before investigating further. I can provide some source code to detect the path of the desktop directory correctly (Java Web Start is not able to find it in KDE unlike TUER).
Comment 1 Sven Gothel 2011-12-18 04:16:53 CET
I agree Julien - maybe you can add those jnlp files ?
Comment 2 Julien Gouesse 2011-12-21 13:24:14 CET
(In reply to comment #1)
> I agree Julien - maybe you can add those jnlp files ?

I can try to write at least one JNLP file for GL2ES2 Angeles demo.
Comment 3 Julien Gouesse 2012-06-21 10:55:14 CEST

I'm going to do it as soon as possible as I can't run Angeles demo with OpenJDK.
Comment 4 Julien Gouesse 2012-06-21 11:53:19 CEST
Created attachment 353 [details]
JNLP file for Angeles demo
Comment 5 Julien Gouesse 2012-06-21 11:54:14 CEST
This demo suddenly crashes when I double click on it with JDK 1.7 update 3.
Comment 6 Julien Gouesse 2012-06-21 12:04:56 CEST
(In reply to comment #5)
> This demo suddenly crashes when I double click on it with JDK 1.7 update 3.

Sorry, it is the expected behaviour.
Comment 7 Julien Gouesse 2017-01-17 15:27:19 CET
Applets are deprecated in Java 1.9 and removed from Java 1.10. Java Webstart is probably going to die. This feature makes no sense nowadays and anyway, our "trusted" certificate needs to be renewed.