Start Pooka using Java WebStart:
Java Web Start
Java Web Start is a web application launcher developed by Sun. It's supposed to give you a nice bit of application control for Java apps, including features like easy shortcuts, automatic updates when new versions appear, etc. I haven't fully explored all of its capabilities, but it looks pretty neat.
Web Start is included by default with the latest J2RE download.
Running Pooka with Java Web Start
Once you have JWS installed, all you need to do is click on the link at the top (or left side) of the page. There are two things that you should be warned about, though:
- First, I don't have a certificate from any Certificate Authority. Those things cost money, and I'm doing this as free software. So the jar file is self-signed.
- Second, since Pooka is an email client, it is probably going to be making network connections to machines other than this one. That means that it has to run in totally insecure mode. Web Start really doesn't like having self-signed jars runing in this mode, so it will probably yell and scream and tell you that the application is untrusted and that you shouldn't run it or Bad Things will happen. It is, of course, your choice whether or not to run it, but I figured that I'd tell you that this is expected behaviour.
Anyway. That's about it. Download and install Java Web Start and give Pooka a try. :)