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running a fantasy football swing app on Mac?

Lavern Matthew
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I have a swing app that is in production. I need to make it available on a Mac. But I do not have a Mac to test this on. I have attempted to use the jarbundler ant task with no success. Any advice?

The application is here: http://draftmaster.rotoworld.com/.

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 ]

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If the app doesn't use any system-specifics, the jar file should just run fine.


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Lavern Matthew
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Originally posted by Bear Bibeault:
If the app doesn't use any system-specifics, the jar file should just run fine.


Yeah, but I want the program to have a professional look. An instaler would nice.

maybe: http://www.centerkey.com/mac/java/
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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.


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