I am developing a standalone app, and I've implemented an preloader that works just fine.Guess my info was out of date and preloaders can be used with standalone applications - sorry for the confusion . . .
What I'm concerned about is can I overwrite my current app's JAR if it' preloader is started? I guess not, if it's really started, OS wouldn't let me.Usually preloaders are deployed in a seperate jar from the rest of the application. I'd guess if the preloader could check to see if the app's current jar is up to date before it starts initializing the application using classes from the application jar, then it could pop up a prompt to let the user there is a new version available, ask them if they want to use it, and if so, fetch the new version of the application jar before it continues with application initialization.
But I'm not sure I can implement it...Yeah, I have faith . . . I am sure you can implement it ;-)