Does anyone know if it possible to store the resource jar files for a web start app on an FTP server?
So in the jnlp file the codebase would refer to a ftp(s) site and not http(s)
<jnlp spec="6.0+" codebase="ftp://somewhere">
then I guess the resources could remain as they were, i.e.
I have had a look in these forums and on the web and it barely gets a mention.
I can test myself but interested to hear if anyone had tried deploying web start using ftp? And if so what issues were encountered.
Two clues you are missing.
#1: you can't find information. Now that might just be that you suck at doing research of course, but lets assume there just isn't any to be found. How strange!
#2: but is it really strange? Its called web start
Using webstart you want to boot things through the web. It just doesn't make any sense to want to store stuff on an FTP server (which you would publicly have to open up to the entire world) or to expect support for that to be built in. The fact that most web browsers can do simple FTP stuff is a convenience provided by those browsers only.