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Building cross-platform double-clickable desktop applications

Baiss Eric Magnusson
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Joined: Sep 10, 2003
Posts: 2
I'm developing on MacOSX and using Project Builder I can create a double-clickable MacOSX application from my jar files. But I don't know how to create a Windows application. I know InstallAnywhere would do what I want but for now it is beyond my budget. Where should I go?


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Ilja Preuss
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Joined: Jul 11, 2001
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For Windows you can make the jar itself double-clickable by providing the Main-Class attribute in the manifest file. I think this should work on other platforms, too.


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Dirk Schreckmann
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Joined: Dec 10, 2001
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Take a look at the Creating an Executable JAR File thread.


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