Oracle GlassFish Server 3.0.1 Application Development Guide

Downloading and Launching an Application Client

If Java Web Start is enabled for your deployed application client, you can launch it for testing. Simply click on the Launch button next to the application client or application's listing on the App Client Modules page in the Administration Console.

On other machines, you can download and launch the application client using Java Web Start in the following ways:

When you launch an application client, Java Web Start contacts the server to see if a newer client version is available. This means you can redeploy an application client without having to worry about whether client machines have the latest version.