"Java Web Start" for IcedTea

Rick Niles fniles at mitre.org
Fri Oct 12 12:51:07 PDT 2007

I just mentioned three Free replacements for javaws: NetX, OpenJNLP, and 
JavaURL.  You find NetX at:

Maybe I'm missing your point....that they implement JNLP, but somehow 
don't really replace javaws...?

By "next version of Fedora" I mean, Fedora 9.  Fedora 8 is already 
frozen.  Sorry to be unclear, but they start freezing each next release 
so early, I think this is the time to consider improvements for Fedora 9.

Thanks for the response.

Tom Marble wrote:
> Rick Niles wrote:
>> Questions remain though:
>> (1) Did Sun GPL the JWS?
> No (but I hope we do soon).
>> (2) If so, can it be added to (or is it already a part of) IcedTea?
> Note that IcedTea has gcjwebplugin.  I am now aware of any
> Free replacement for javaws.
>> (3) If not, can NetX be added to Fedora?
>> (4) Can the next version Fedora have JNLP links "Just Work"?  Shouldn't
>> this be a high(-ish) priority?
> It would be nice, yes.  The basic challenge is that Sun
> hasn't released that code and F8 is already firming up.
> Note that Sun's javaws is available for Linux under
> non-free licenses (BCL or DLJ).
> HTH,
> --Tom

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