[IcedTea] Where to put the new default NetX jar?

Joshua Sumali jsumali at redhat.com
Wed Feb 27 08:37:49 PST 2008

Joshua Sumali wrote:
> Hi,
> I've recently refactored the NetX package names to follow proper 
> conventions. As a result, the old default NetX application breaks 
> since it relies on the old package naming. As a result, I've made a 
> new default application jar similar to the old one, but I'm unsure of 
> where to put it. Note that the old one is hosted on the original 
> author's SourceForge page, which we don't have access to. We can either:
> 1. Host it somewhere online (e.g. icedtea.classpath.org)
> 2. Include the jar with the built JRE, since NetX will be part of the 
> JRE soon (as opposed to the SDK). If we do this, which directory in 
> the JRE would be appropriate?
> 3. Something better?
> Comments appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Josh
I just realized that we might have a problem with #2.
While we can run jars from disk (as opposed to hosting it online), I 
think it would be difficult to do #2 since I'm unsure what kind of 
hard-coded path we'd use.

In a JNLP file we have:
<jnlp spec="1.0" href="netx0.5.jnlp" 
    <j2se version="1.3+"/>
    <jar href="about0.5.jar"/>

If we were to go ahead with #2, it would have to be something like
<jnlp spec="1.0" href="default.jnlp" codebase="${java.home}/jre/lib">
which I think is impossible.

I believe we'll definitely have to go with option #1


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