I have experianced a “JAVA WEB START - Unexpected Error” while trying to launch a test project on a client machine.
The client is Running Windows XP. I used the IP address of the Gateway and was viewing the gateway page… The Java notice on the Gateway page said “An acceptable version of the Javatm Platform has been detected on your computer.”
When I clicked on the project to launch… Java starts to run… then I got the Unexpected Error.
In the Java Error Window… under the General Tab… stated the following
An error occurred while launching/running the application
Vendor: Inductive Automation
Category: Unexpected Error
Unexpected exception: jave.lang.Exception
I tried several times… and could not get it to run.
I looked and Client had Java runtime 1.0 installed.
So I installed Java 6
Then the Client would attemped to launch… but I then got that Error I was getting the other day with IE6 . So… I upgraded the Client to IE8… and then the application loaded on the client.
My main question is… why didn’t the proper Java load from the Gateway? or was that the problem?
I think the IE6 was a 2nd problem.
I think that since there is so many problems with this product working with IE6… The marketing specifications should state that Ignition needs IE8.