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JavaFX 1.2 Application Development Cookbook by Vladimir Vivien

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Packaging your app to be Web Start(ed)

You have couple of options when it comes to distributing your JavaFX desktop applications. The first option is to ship your app to your users as raw JAR files launched from the command line. While this gives the application full access to local resources. However, it is not officially supported (as of version 1.2) and will run the code unmanaged and unable to take advantage of the deployment services, such as auto-update, JRE detection, and so on.

The preferred option is to facilitate the download and seamless installation and execution of your application through Java Web Start, a deployment and execution container built on the Java platform. In this recipe, we will use the JavaFX packager tool to build and ...

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