Reflection for the Web Launcher is a private client-side application that installs an OpenJDK 8 JRE with Web Start (JNLP) to launch Reflection for the Web sessions — on both the adminstrator and client machines.
OpenJDK eliminates the need for Oracle’s JRE and the Java browser plug-in. And, Reflection for the Web Launcher can be used with any browser. For highlights of Oracle’s policy changes, see the Technical Reference, Reflection for the Web Launcher: a Web Start (JNLP) solution.
To ease your transition away from Oracle’s Java, we provide three deployment options: Standard, Hybrid, and Launcher.
When you select the Hybrid or Launcher option, users who have Reflection for the Web Launcher installed on their workstations can launch their familiar Reflection for the Web links list and their terminal sessions using the Reflection for the Web Launcher. Neither the Oracle Java browser plug-in nor the Netscape PlugIn APG (NPAPI) is required.
The following sections describe the administrator’s deployment options and the expected user experience.