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).
I agree Julien - maybe you can add those jnlp files ?
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> I agree Julien - maybe you can add those jnlp files ?
I can try to write at least one JNLP file for GL2ES2 Angeles demo.
I'm going to do it as soon as possible as I can't run Angeles demo with OpenJDK.
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JNLP file for Angeles demo
This demo suddenly crashes when I double click on it with JDK 1.7 update 3.
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> This demo suddenly crashes when I double click on it with JDK 1.7 update 3.
Sorry, it is the expected behaviour.
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.