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What is the Webstart plugin?

Provides the following features:

  • Ability to setup the Webstart Cache in any location on the hard-disk, not necessarily the Webstart default which is in the User Home. This Webstart Cache is where Webstart will download all the jars to launch a particular application
  • Ability to start the application locally. This is especially useful if the Application Server on which the application is deployed is at a Remote location and the connection speed is not too fast. Webstart by default connects to the Application Server each time to check the version of the jars. The plugin provides a feature wherein the application is downloaded and then run on localhost thereby reducing the time Webstart spends in detecting version updates.
  • Ability to launch Webstart to open the application specified in the JNLP file provided.

Using the plugin

See the usage tutorial.