Will Webstart be integrated in OpenJDK?

Geir Magnusson Jr. geir at pobox.com
Thu Sep 11 16:03:57 UTC 2008

sun bundles other non-spec things like Derby aka "JavaDB" also...

I don't remember - are these plugins and webstart mentioned in the  
Java SE spec?


On Sep 11, 2008, at 11:34 AM, Mark Thornton wrote:

> Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
>> On Sep 11, 2008, at 10:37 AM, Frans Thamura wrote:
>>> On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 9:18 PM, Onno Kluyt <Onno.Kluyt at sun.com>  
>>> wrote:
>>>> We have not yet decided on a specific plan regarding open  
>>>> sourcing of the
>>>> plugin and webstart code. We may eventually add this to OpenJDK  
>>>> but it is
>>>> certainly not imminent.
>>> the ads said that 100% OpenSource..
>> To be fair, I don't think they are part of the JDK, are they?
>> geir
> Given that the JRE is part of the JDK and the plugins and Webstart  
> have been installed with the JRE for many years (from the very  
> beginning in the case of plugins), I think it is hard to separate  
> them in practical terms.
> Mark Thornton

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