Java Web Start -- A technology for simplifying
deployment of Java applications -- gives you the power to launch
full-featured applications with a single click from your Web Browser.
You can now download and launch applications, such as a complete
spreadsheet program or an Internet Chat Client, without going through
complicated installation procedures.
Java Web Start includes the security
features of the JavaTM 2 platform, so the integrity of your data
and files is never compromised. In addition, Java Web Start technology
enables you to use the latest Java 2 technology -- with any browser.
With Java Web Start, you launch applications simply by clicking
on a Web page link. If the application is not present on your computer,
Java Web Start automatically downloads all necessary files. It then
caches the files on your computer so the application is always ready
to be relaunched anytime you want -- either from an icon on your
desktop or from the browser link. And no matter which method you
use to launch the application, the most current version of the application
is always presented to you. Java Web Start is localized into French,
German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Spanish,
Swedish, and Traditional Chinese.
Java Web Start is easy to use: you can efficiently access, download,
and launch applications as easily as accessing a Web page. Beginning
with version 1.2, Java Web Start is bundled with J2SE and is no
longer a separate download.Because Java Web Start runs independently
of any browser, you can shut down your browser or surf to another
Web page and continue using your application. Applications deployed
with Java Web Start do not require a browser interface to operate.
To save time later, you can relaunch your desired application anytime
from the desktop icon, without powering up your browser again.
End-users will discover the ease of Java Web Start for everyday
tasks, while developers will appreciate its flexibility, power,
and inherent security features when deploying new applications on
Flexibility, functionality, security, and standards -- Java Web
Start gives you more to work with.