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.