Java Web Start - Why not?

Hi all,


It's not the first time that I bumped into a customer which has a simple question, why shouldn't I use Java Web Start?

My instinct tells me, don't use it because it's bad for you. Ok, but why?


Trying to get an answer

Back then I did a little research and I found out that most of the cons were about the end-users experience. You can see couple of example like:




But why even think of JWS?

When you have an existing Swing application and you need a web support you have no choice but to:

1) Develop a web applicaion from scratch.

2) Use Java Web Start

3) Use  AJAX Swing


My question is, what if I only have couple of users and they have no problem with Java, should I cosider JWS as my best solution?


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