JavaFX 8 Progress

Richard Bair richard.bair at
Thu Jul 18 14:35:09 PDT 2013

Sparkle like auto-update should work in that situation. I have heard from customers who say the corporate environment they are deploying into won't allow it though.


On Jul 18, 2013, at 2:30 PM, Mark Fortner <phidias51 at> wrote:

> I've heard the "webstart is broke, don't fix it, move on" song before from
> a number of people.  What I haven't heard is a credible solution to solving
> the very real problem of keeping an app up-to-date in a corporate setting.
> For the most part, I agree that if you're in the business of selling
> commercial software, selling and distributing through an app store probably
> makes sense for you. Although I wouldn't relish having to build on all of
> those platforms.
> However, posting proprietary apps to external OS-specific app stores
> doesn't really work for anyone in a corporate setting.  Neither does making
> a user re-install an application every time you post a bug fix.  In
> addition, many corporations limit the privileges they give users.
> Cheers,
> Mark

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