I am not sure what the cvw.dll is for and why do we need it (if at all). Any pointers ? Thx.
The cvw.dll does a few things:
- set file lock: if the user opens a document on the document server (as opposed to checking out the document), the file is saved as read only so that the user doesnt make any changes to the document. This is a function on both the unix and windows platform
- find helper app: this is on the windows only platform. The registry is used to find out which application to open when the user asks to open a document based on the extension of the file.
The way it is done on the unix client is using mime-types. Each document has a mime-type and the unix clients use a mimedb file to figure out which application to launch when the document is opened.
- bring popup windows forward: this is for the windows platform only. At the time, there was no java function that would force a window to go to the front of all application windows. This function had to be written in the dll. I am not sure if this function exists in the current version of java.
Hope this helps.
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