Is there an equivalent to Java Webstart in Python?

Kent Johnson kent at
Tue Dec 6 00:53:04 CET 2005

Renato wrote:
> What use is Java WebStart, exactly?

It's a way to deploy a Java app from a web site. Assuming the user has 
Java installed, the app can be launched just by clicking a link on a web 
page. The jar files are cached locally so they are only downloaded once, 
the user can make desktop and Start menu shortcuts for the app, and you 
can update users automatically by deploying new jars to the web server. 
It's pretty nice and largely trouble-free.


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