Live versions of F3 Tesla and Amazon demos (and some others)
By user12610627 on Nov 13, 2006
They're launched in a prototype F3 "Application Server", which makes it possible to run multiple isolated F3 applications in the same JVM. If you're running Java 1.6 you'll see an F3 icon added to your system tray. Double-clicking it will display a window titled "F3", listing the running applications, with some additional controls to manually kill such applications, and perform other system tasks. If you're running Java 1.5 this window will always be visible.
To shut down the whole thing, click the File->Shutdown menu in the "F3" window.
The F3 server application performs its own "web-start", meaning that it downloads the latest versions of jar files on demand (by doing conditional http-gets) and caches them. You can remove the cached files from your system by clicking File->Delete Cache in the "F3" window.
In addtion to Tesla, Amazon, and the Cars demo I added three others:
- Yahoo Maps
- Guitar Tuner
- Processing examples: Arctangent, Bezier, Mouse1d
(1) and (2) reuse artwork from some Yahoo Widget Engine examples, and demonstrate that F3 can easily do the kinds of things Yahoo Widgets do. (3) contains F3 versions of several simple processing examples, with source code.
Sorry for the large downloads for some of these. The size of the Tesla demo is due to the large number of images it contains (which are embedded in swf files in the original flash programs and can't be downloaded directly from the tesla web site). The Amazon demo uses Apache axis to contact the amazon soap service and so includes a bunch of jar files axis depends on. Finally, the guitar tuner example has to download about 1MB worth of wav files, hence the long delay while "loading sound".