Testing Java Web Start - javaws, Fedora 17

Case 1: Google Chrome Browser or Firefox Browser without the icedtea-web plugin installed.

In this case the .jnlp file is downloaded but not automatically run by the browser. For some reason Firefox is icedtea-web plugin friendly but Google Chrome is not. I don't know why that is.
  1. Go to http://docs.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/deployment/webstart/deploying.html.
  2. Click the "Launch Button" that is near the top of the page.
  3. This will cause the file "dynamictree-webstart.jnlp" to be downloaded to your machine.
  4. Type "javaws dynamictree-webstart".
  5. You should see this




Case 2: Firefox Browser with the icedtea-web plugin installed.

 > rpm -qa | grep icedtea
icedtea-web-1.3-1.fc17.x86_64


  1. Open Firefox and go to the same link as above: http://docs.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/deployment/webstart/deploying.html.
  2. Click the "Launch Button" that is near the top of the page as before.
  3. This will again cause the file "dynamictree-webstart.jnlp" to be downloaded to your machine.
  4. Next, however, you will subsequently see this:
5. Click "OK" and then the same dynamic tree window as in Case 1 will appear. 
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