JavaStation Client Software Guide

HotJava Views

HotJava Views includes the browser and a set of office productivity tools. HotJava Views offers the following integrated components:

Like HotJava Browser, HotJava Views can be deployed to the JavaStation computers via static linking (Chapter 6, Statically Linking an Application to the JavaOS Image ) or dynamic loading (Chapter 5, Dynamically Loading Applications ).

HotJava Views Model

HotJava Views enables the zero client-administration network computer and also attempts to minimize server-side administration. Users are organized into groups, and each group has its own profile, or set of properties.

Through HotJava Views Administration in Netra j, you can define groups of users that share client properties, specify applets to appear in the Selector, specify any sliding panels that appear from the edges of the screen, administer other properties that affect the user's desktop, and specify properties for particular network computers.

When the JavaStation client boots, a URL is passed to the Selector. The URL points to an initial configuration file. Once the Selector locates the web server, it loads HotJava Views' set of property files.


HotJava Views is controlled by a set of eight property files at the group, user, and client levels.