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CDF JNLP Libraries


This site contains Common Data Format (CDF) libraries packaged for convenient use by Java applications which need to read or write CDF files.  The libraries are packaged for use by means of the Java Network Launching Protocol (JNLP).  For more information concerning JNLP, refer to the Java Platform, Standard Edition JDK documentation.  The libraries are made available to support a number of platforms

How to use

To make use of these libraries, simply develop and deploy your application as a JNLP application. Your application should contain code similar to the following that is executed before any access to CDF classes:

Also, your application's JNLP file should include a resource extension reference to one of the CDF JNLP files described below.  Here is a example JNLP file that shows a reference to a CDF JNLP file.

Supported Platforms

The following platforms are supported.

Platform
Version
Operating System
Architecture
3.7.0.0
3.7.1.0
3.8.0.0
3.8.0.1
3.8.1.0
Linux
x86
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
amd64
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
arm
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
aarch64
No
No
No
No
Yes
Mac OS X
x86
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
x86_64
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
aarch64
No
No
No
No
No
Microsoft Windows x86
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
amd64
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Notes:
  1. The version 3.8.0.1 and higher files require Java 8 or higher.

CDF Releases

The following demonstrates how the JNLP URL is constructed to select various CDF releases.

URL
Description
cdf-latest.jnlp CDF 3.8.1.0
cdf-3.8-latest.jnlp latest 3.8
cdf-3.7.1.jnlp
CDF 3.7.1


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