Expeditor Deployers: Structure of a Client Services Web Start application
The RCP JNLP application contains the following resources:
Common launch component
Contains common logic required to setup and launch the RCP application. It is contained in jar file com.ibm.rcp.jnlp.launch_1.0.0.jar.Top level JNLP descriptor
Specifies the common launch component and the application extension.Application extension JNLP descriptor
Specifies the application jar.Application jar
Contains the RCP application itself in the form of an Eclipse install directory.
Splitting the JNLP description into a top level jnlp and an extension jnlp allows full access security to be specified at the top level for the common launch component, without requiring the resources referenced in the application extension to be signed. Only the common launch component com.ibm.rcp.jnlp.launch_1.0.0.jar needs to be signed, and a single instance can be shared by all of the RCP applications.
Parent topic: Deploying applications through Web Start