Opened 13 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

#261 closed defect (fixed)

Java Web Start shortcuts launch apps offline, don't check for updates

Reported by: Kevin Milner Owned by: Kevin Milner
Priority: major Milestone: OpenSHA 1.2
Component: build-process Version:
Keywords: Cc:


It seems that (at least for Windows), launching our apps from a desktop or menu shortcut doesn't trigger an update check (and then automatic update if ones exists). Good forum post on it here:

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by Kevin Milner

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

OK this is an easy fix...regardless of whether "offline-allwed" is set, the online property should always be set to "true" in the JNLP file. It will still run fine when offline, but will force an update check when a connection is available (and the check runs within a short timeout). I've committed this in [7774] and merged to the release branch. I updated the JNLPs on the release branch, but didn't rebuild the applications (or increment the build number) because this only affects the JNLP files.

Unfortunately, existing shortcuts won't update the apps for users unless they click the launch button on our website again (then it will work after that). I've also updated the SCEC-VDO JNLP file with this fix.

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