WebStart Install Fail

Scott Palmer swpalmer at gmail.com
Wed Dec 12 11:07:41 PST 2012

Recall the previous discussions about deployment...

 I just tried to start the JFXExtras 2  Ensemble application.

I clicked the image to run it via web start.
It downloaded and I saw a progress bar in a window titled "JavaFX
Application Preview" and then the JRE 1.7.0_10 installer failed.
"Unable to launch the application."
Name: J2RE 1.7.0_10 Installer
Publisher: Sun Microsystems, Inc.
From: http://javadl.sun.com

(Not from Oracle?)

Can't load IA 32-bit .dll on a AMD 64-bit platform
    at java.lang.ClassLoader$NativeLibrary.load(Native Method)
    at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadLibrary1(Unknown Source)
    at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadLibrary0(Unknown Source)
    at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadLibrary(Unknown Source)
    at java.lang.Runtime.load0(Unknown Source)
    at java.lang.System.load(Unknown Source)
    at com.sun.webstart.installers.Main.install(Main.java:156)
    at com.sun.webstart.installers.Main.main(Main.java:554)
    at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
    at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
    at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
    at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Unknown Source)
    at com.sun.javaws.Launcher.executeApplication(Unknown Source)
    at com.sun.javaws.Launcher.executeMainClass(Unknown Source)
    at com.sun.javaws.Launcher.doLaunchApp(Unknown Source)
    at com.sun.javaws.Launcher.run(Unknown Source)
    at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)

In other words... a pathetic user experience.

I would have thought that the people behind the JFXExtras project are
pretty competent developers.  If they can't get the JFXExtras project
deployment to work...


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