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Web Start Links

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Talk Slides, Presentations

Web Start Overview: Java's Comeback on the Desktop
JUG Austria, January 2002, Gerald Bauer

FAQs - Off-The-Shelf Answers, Collected Wisdom

Sun's Official Web Start FAQ
Personality-free answers from Sun.


The Saturn Times
Daily Web Start News From Around The Globe

Open-Source App Launcher Projects

100 % Java JNLP client; command line only; part of the Object Component Desktop (OCD); GNU General Public License (GPL); spearheaded by Jon A. Maxwell

Open-Source Web Start Projects

Test Skeleton Toolkit for Java Web Start; Launch Web Start Apps Without Web Start; GNU General Public License (GPL); spearheaded by Gerald Bauer

Resource Loading Toolkit for Java Web Start; Resource Loading Made Easy; GNU General Public License (GPL); spearheaded by Gerald Bauer

App Directories, Nirvana, Paradise, Cloud Seven

Categorized App Directory, New App Submission Form

Misc Links

Web Start @ Apple (Mac OS X)

Sun's Web Start Source

More Links - Computers : Programming : Languages : Java : Development Tools : Deployment : Java Web Start and JNLP
The Open Directory - the largest human-edited directory of the Web - sports a Web Start chapter. Twenty-two and counting.

Open-Source Project Bonaza Creek; Dig For Nuggets

Pick-Up Open-Source Projects At the Meat Market

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