- Oxygen XML Editor is run locally, not inside a web browser, overcoming many of the browser compatibility problems common to applets.
JWS ensures that the most current version of the application will be deployed, as well as the correct version of JRE.
Applications launched with Java Web Start are cached locally. Thus, an already downloaded application is launched on par with a traditionally installed application.
- You can preconfigure Oxygen XML Editor and the rest of your team will use the same preferences and frameworks.
The following schematics depicts the Oxygen XML Editor Java Web Start deployment procedure:
To deploy an Oxygen XML Editor installation on a server.
- Go to https://www.oxygenxml.com/InstData/Editor/All/oxygen.tar.gz and download the All Platforms Installation package to a local drive.
Expand the archive to a temporary location.
The oxygen folder is created.
- Optionally, you can customize the content of the frameworks folder.
Edit the oxygen\tools\jwsPackager\packager.properties
Adjust the following properties appropriately for your server:
The values of keystore, storepass, and alias properties are all provided by the code signing certificate. For more information, please check the documentation for your jarsigner tool.
- codebase - Represents the location of the future JWS distribution.
- keystore - The keystore location path.
- storepass - The password for keystore integrity.
- storetype - The type of the certificate file, such as
- alias - The keystore alias.
- optionsDir - Points to the
options directory that may be distributed with the JWS installer. If the directory
contains an XML document named options.xml or
default.xml containing exported options, these options will be
used. Otherwise, the structure of the options folder has to match the structure of a
stand alone application options folder.Note: This property is optional. It is provided only if custom options need to be delivered to the end users.
If you want to modify the default settings, edit the JNLP oxygen\tools\jwsPackager\dist\javawebstart\oxygen\oxygen.jnlp
template file. You can specify the list of files opened at startup by modifying the
<argument>list. To pass system properties directly to Oxygen XML Editor when it is started, add the
oxyprefix to them (for example:
<property name="oxyPropertyName" value="testValue"/>). The system property is passed to Oxygen XML Editor with the prefix stripped.
Open a command-line console and run
antin the oxygen\tools\jwsPackager folder.The ant process creates the oxygen\tools\jwsPackager\dist\InstData\oxygenJWS.zip archive that contains the actual remote JWS installer.
- Copy the expanded content of the archive to the folder specified in the codebase property, previously set in the packager.properties file.
Using your favorite web browser, go to the address specified in the
codebase property or to its parent folder and start the
Important: When running the Java Web Start distribution on OS X, due to changes in this security release, clicking the link to the JNLP file does not start the application. The selected JNLP is downloaded locally. Right-click it and choose to open the resource.