Implementing java application as default app

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Implementing java application as default app

Post#1 by ju-hu » 06 Jul 2015, 11:31


after some testing we decided to use porteus-kiosk from some terminals, where our employees should only use one single application. This app is build in java and uses an https-link to an .jnlp, from which the app is loaded and started.

In order to get this working, I first tried to get it running in firefox, but this doesn´t work. Normally, there would be a dialog box, where I can choose which app to start with the .jnlp file, and this should be javaws.

The java module is activated in the build and java check runs with success.

Due to the lockdown of firefox I think it is not possible to have this dialog appearing, so my thought was to start it directly as the only fullscreen app with startup. Unfortunately, I did´nt find out where the javaws is located in kiosk to run it at startup.

Can you give me some advice, how we can achieve the startup of the javaws with the app-link?

Thank you very much.