WidgetFX Server Migration

28 03 2009

We migrated the WidgetFX instance to a new server that has a number of benefits:

  • Higher level of uptime via hotswap deployments
  • Newer, more reliable server
  • Support for a content management system for Widget distribution (coming soon)

Depending upon how fast the DNS changes propagated, you may have noticed some downtime if you launched the dock in the past 24 hours while we worked out some of the kinks on the new server.

In particular, if your dock launches with an error of “<jnlp>codebase has an invalid value: $$codebase” then you might have a bad jnlp file wedged in your cache.  It will eventually unwedge itself (jnlp caching is a black art), but you can fix it immediately by doing the following:

Web Start Control Panel

Web Start Control Panel

Open the Java Control Panel and click on “Settings…”:

Web Start Settings

Web Start Settings

The next time you load the dock it will get a clean copy of the jnlp file and jars.  (Good housekeeping anyway, because a large jnlp cache can cause performance problems.)

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