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Ideally I would like to have a build process in ant on a windows box that builds the mac distribution. If someone can get that working I would be willing to compensate... [ August 01, 2008: Message edited by: Lavern Matthew ]
Matthew Wilson<br />-http://valuelist.sourceforge.net
I wouldn't think that an installer is really necessary. A double-clickable application that has the menus and command keys (and a few other little things) like one would expect on a Mac would be nice, though.
The http://faq.javaranch.com/java/MacOsxFaq links to several relevant resources, particularly the OSXAdapter and AppleJavaExtension libraries, and the Tailoring Java Applications for Mac OS X and Make Your Swing App Go Native articles. Of course, to make use of all this, one really needs to have a Mac for testing.
Another thing to keep in mind is that Java 6 isn't widely used on the Mac (yet), so the app needs to be runnable under Java 5.
I've done this kind of thing with several GUI apps; if you're serious about contracting out the Mac polishing, contact me offline (my email is on my profile page). I wouldn't expect it to be a big task.