The Webstart Maven Plugin generates application bundles that can be deployed via Web Start. The plugin can be used to prepare standalone Web Start applications or Web Start applications bundled in WAR files (with or without Sun's Download Servlet). It handles the generation of JNLP files and optional version.xml files, using Velocity templates. It also handles the selection and preparation of the dependencies, performing signing, unsigning and Pack200 compression when required.
Although not yet at version 1.0, the plugin is approaching maturity and can be used in a production environment.
It requires Maven 2 (version 2.0.6 or later) to work correctly.
The groupId of the plugin has been changed from org.codehaus.mojo.webstart to org.codehaus.mojo. Please fix this in your pom before using the 1.0-beta-3 (or later versions).
Settings are incompatible with 1.0-alpha-1 ! See the upgrade documentation.
Read the cookbook recipe.
Instructions on how to use the Webstart Maven Plugin can be found on the usage page.
To provide you with a better understanding of some usages of the Webstart Maven Plugin, the documentation contains several examples. See the menu on the left.