Saturday, 30 November 2013

Running jnlp ( java webstart ) files on linux [ubuntu]

Few days back, I had to use a plagiarism detection software , known as JPlag , for some obvious reasons. The client program for jplag is available as JNLP file.

I was previously a windows' user ( currently running linux ) so my expectations were that  I only had to click on that file ( after download ) to run it. But, unfortunately that wasn't the case.
As I have switched to ubuntu 12.04 and I had no plans for installing Windows on my system again. So I had to search for a solution .

In an ideal scenario the following command in the linux terminal would suffice.

> javaws <filename>