Message #3528

From: Melinda Green <>
Subject: Re: [MC4D] Inside a hypercube (and Java Applets)
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2016 14:49:57 -0700

I have use Java Web Start for clients, and it’s a bit fussy to set up
but does work great. It’s probably too much trouble to convert my
applets, involving certificates and code signing, but perhaps the
saddest part is that it doesn’t simply run in the page. It may be a good
idea for serving the full MC4D application since it can get a lot of
people past their aversion to downloading software, but for my applets,
I still dream of resurrection through some sort of easy conversion or


On 10/12/2016 12:03 AM, Roman Bednarek
[4D_Cubing] wrote:
> Hello
> There is a java web start technology, jnlp, which is present in
> every java and works in every browser, and can run applets without
> modifications. You can take a look at information
> Hope it may help to keep some old, but working applets on the web alive.
> Roman Bednarek
> On Tue, 11 Oct 2016, [4D_Cubing] wrote:
>> Hey Melinda,
>> I too, have some legacy Java applets out there on the web, and am very
>> bummed to see them broken now. I’ve played around a lot with Google’s Java
>> to Javascript compiler (GWT), but it doesn’t support the whole Java AWT
>> graphics subsystem, so it forces you to redo a lot of work. Jim Mertens
>> (cc-ed) just told me about CheerpJ, which claims to support AWT, so I’m
>> optimistic that it might help us out! I just signed up to become an early
>> adopter, and will let you know if anything comes