JavaStation Client Software Guide

Dynamically Loading the User Application in JavaOS

Dynamic loading is similar to static linking, in that it enables the user application to be launched immediately when the JavaOS software boots. However, in this case the application is not physically linked to the JavaOS image; rather, the JavaOS software finds and downloads the application from a network server via HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) immediately after it boots. Because HTTP is used to download the application, the application can reside anywhere on the network that is visible to the JavaStation web server.

The dynamic loading scenario is not limited to a single application. If you like, JavaOS can open a dialog window with a list of applications for the user to choose from. When the user selects an application, JavaOS locates and launches it.

Dynamic loading works in any situation where the JavaStation computer has web access. For instructions on using the dynamic loading procedure, see "Setting Up Dynamic Delivery of an Application ".