I would say JWS and Applets complement each other. My preference is Java
Web Start because it gives a more homogeneous environment in terms of
GUI; with an applet you would have to write some code for the buttons
but it would not be deal breaker. A JWS application can be called from
the command line as a JAR file. The advantage of using an applet, from
what I know and tested (I am not a professional programmer), is that the
application can be embedded directly in the web page. Some complex
applications would refresh the page slower than a JWS because the latter
is not embedded but called on request.
Portable? Yes. As any other Java application.
I have generated code for JWS apps from Windows and Linux without any
problem. The applications here
were built under Ubuntu Linux.
Hope this helps.
Alfonso R. Reyes
Aaron Peterson wrote:
> Yes, this looks like a useful page, thanks. :) I see it does talk about
> jythonc still, but maybe java web start is the way to go instead of an applet?
> I haven't used any of the java web start stuff before, is it portable? Would
> it work without too many problems on a linux system do you know?
> Thanks for the link,
> On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 10:21:13PM -0500, msfz751@... wrote:
>> would this help?
>> It not exactly for applets but it may give some hint.
>> Aaron Peterson wrote:
>>> Does anyone know of any documentation or links for how to create an applet with
>>> jython 2.5? Most of the docs that I can find reference 2.2 and use jythonc
>>> which is deprecated. I found this post
>>> (http://www.nabble.com/Re:-Compiler(s)-in-2.5%2B--td22622002.html) which is
>>> helpful for generating .class and .jar files from a .py, but I think I'm
>>> missing some applet specific sematics for getting it loaded that way. I see
>>> some applet examples in the Demo/ directory, but they seem outdated and the
>>> comments reference a non-existent "mkjava.py" file. I'm new to jython and am
>>> not very experienced in java, so I might be missing something obvious.
>>> Ultimately what I'm trying to do is get processing.org loading in a jython
>>> applet. This seems to be a pretty good guide on how to do that, but is also
>>> 2.2 specific:
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