Dpes the OWS installer uses Windows Registry?

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javaapp
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Dpes the OWS installer uses Windows Registry?

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Does the OWS installer store/fetch anything from the windows Registry? Does OWS use the Windows Registry at all?

I suspect not, but I wanted to ask to be sure. Thanks!

Janak Mulani
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Re: Dpes the OWS installer uses Windows Registry?

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OWS installer does make some entries in the registry to register the exe, extension, protocol, OpenwithProgID etc.

javaapp
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Re: Dpes the OWS installer uses Windows Registry?

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So is it fair to say that the registry entries are in support of OS integration, and not for storage of user preferences or other settings?

There is a deployment.properties in the user's home dir as well as a .appletTrustSettings file that contains user settings, AFAIK. Are there other config/settings sources?

Janak Mulani
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Re: Dpes the OWS installer uses Windows Registry?

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OWS user preferences are not stored in registry.

<User Home>/.config/ icedtea-web/deployment.properties file stores the OWS properties specified using itw-settings Other security preferences are stored in .appletTrustSettings file.

<User Home>/.cache/ icedtea-web/ directory stores the cached jnlp apps and preferred jvms.

javaapp
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Re: Dpes the OWS installer uses Windows Registry?

Post by javaapp »

Awesome, thanks for the info!

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