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From Mark Petrovic <>
Subject Re: Buildr and Webstart
Date Wed, 08 Sep 2010 19:01:37 GMT
If you had to do the signer in pure Java (for extra credit), I believe Bouncy Castle has code
for that.

On Sep 8, 2010, at 11:52 AM, Antoine Toulme wrote:

> Hi Travis,
> you should not reference local artifacts so easily. It might work on your
> machine, but your coworker on Mac or Windows might have issues.
> For that reason, I heartily recommend you use a jar located in a Maven repo
> rather than a local jar from your JDK.
> At the very least, push the jar to your local maven repo and reference it.
> Your build will be much more stable that way.
> We have no support AFAIK of java webstart. If you could specify what you
> need in a request for enhancement, that would help determine the scope of
> such a plugin ?
> Finally, we have no support for signing. It's not very hard to call a
> command line with system and sign your jar with jarsigner.
> I wish it'd be easier though, so if you feel like coding something around
> it, feel free ! That's the kind of functionality I think is missing in
> Buildr.
> Antoine
> On Wed, Sep 8, 2010 at 11:43, Travis Jensen <> wrote:
>> I've been digging around and can't find any documentation on this. I need
>> to
>> produce a signed webstart jar. This implies a couple of things: including
>> javaws.jar from the JDK in the compile and running jarsigner with my
>> certificate to sign the jar.
>> Is there a native webstart plugin for buildr that I'm just missing?  If
>> not,
>> I can do the signing manually, but I'm not sure the best way to add
>> javaws.jar to the compile path, since it is sitting in the JRE.  Is there a
>> variable that points to the JDK that I could use build the classpath I
>> need?
>> I'm not quite ready to build a plugin myself for this, thought I'm getting
>> closer. :)
>> Thanks.
>> tj
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Mark Petrovic

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