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  1. JDK
  2. JDK-1266299

New tool to improve application installation

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      Java is well integrated in a portable way into the applet world.
      A document containing an applet, by design, can be viewed by
      any browser on any plaform.

      Building a well-integrated Java application (not applet) is another
      matter. Without getting in to writing lots of platform specific
      runes, it is not possible to make a Java application look part of
      the native platform.

      "It would be nice" if there was a standard Java tool in the JDK to
      do standard sort of set up on any platform.

      The tool would do "whatever necessary" on each platform to
      install the Java application. For example, it would put a
      nominated icon on the desk top, so that double clicking it starts the
      application, and it would set up standard file associations
      so that double clicking on a file of a given type started a specified Java class.

      The implementation of the tool on each platform ought to be fairly simple
      albeit regrettably platform specific. However, the presence of the tool
      would make it SIGNIFICANTLY easier to install a Java application onto
      a given platform so that it looks as if it belongs there. Without the tool,
      we have to tell people ... go to a command line and type
      java javasoft.sqe.harness.Main <<args>>
      etc

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            Assignee:
            gafter Neal Gafter
            Reporter:
            jjg Jonathan Gibbons
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