File association

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nitsko
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Joined: 15 Jun 2022, 22:24

File association

Post by nitsko »

Hello,

We are exploring the option of using OWS to install an run our app with Java 11. So far everything looks good, except for one thing. Our app needs to be able to run "macros", i.e. internal scripts that have a custom extension. With Java Web Start, we are able to create all needed associations via <association> JNLP tag, i.e. <association extensions="myapp" mime-type="application-x/myapp" />. OWS does not seem to recognize the tag, since no association is created upon JNLP run. Does OWS support <association> tag?

Andreas Ehret
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Joined: 25 Mar 2020, 12:21

Re: File association

Post by Andreas Ehret »

I'm afraid custom extensions described by association tag is not implemented yet in OWS. OWS is parsing the tags in jnlp but does not registering these information with the operating system as the primary handler of these extensions / mime-type.

nitsko
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Joined: 15 Jun 2022, 22:24

Re: File association

Post by nitsko »

Andreas, thank you for your reply. Are there any concrete (i.e. included in the road map) plans for supporting association?

Thank you

Andreas Ehret
Posts: 78
Joined: 25 Mar 2020, 12:21

Re: File association

Post by Andreas Ehret »

There are no plans for an implementation right now, we need a sponsor for implementing this feature.

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