The Deployment Toolkit
By Jindrich Dinga on Dec 26, 2007
Jindrich Dinga is an Interaction Designer at Sun Microsystems, and he currently designs developer and consumer software.
It has been a couple of months since we posted the blog entry about changes to the Java installer. Today I want to tell you a couple of things about another usability improvement in the deployment area -- the Deployment Toolkit (DT).
If you're responsible for a web site that provides Java content, like games, applets or other features, you probably struggle with these common concerns: What if people who come to the site don't have the latest Java? Will they come back to the site after they get the latest Java? Are they confused when they have to allow an ActiveX control to run? There are currently a whole set of related issues. Using the Deployment Toolkit, however, these issues will be gone.
Now, you may ask when this feature will be available to try? The beta is scheduled for the first quarter 2008 as part of Java release 6uN.
Continue to follow the Design@sun blog to learn about other usability improvements in the Java space.