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how to create Installable program in java?

Ajay Singhal
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Joined: Jan 10, 2001
Posts: 37
hi! friends
i'm working on a project and i have completed all the coding of the project now i have to distribute the project to the clients.
and the project will be distributed over the internet.
so how to transfer my project from my server to the client m/c.
so that it should be executed whenever required.
Ajay Singhal
Cindy Glass
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Joined: Sep 29, 2000
Posts: 8521
There is a product called InstallSheild that will bundle everything up into one download file that you can make available from a web-page, and the user downloads it and "executes" it, which causes it to be installed.

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Brett Spell
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Joined: Feb 24, 2001
Posts: 101
InstallAnywhere from ZeroG software ( is another option that works well for Java programs, and I believe that it also supports the sort of web-based distribution that you're interested in. The last time I did a side-by-side comparison between the two, I found InstallAnywhere to be a much better choice for distributing Java applications, although I have to admit that it's been quite a while (at least in "Internet time") since I compared them with one another.
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Maged Roshdy

Joined: Feb 08, 2003
Posts: 24
hi all
i faced the same problem but my project uses (JMF)
so i have to install it first on evrey user's machine
and all user's have to go thrue the installaition process
and made shortcut's for jmf
i realy don't want all that to be happen
i want the user setup my program by double click on the plahpalh.exe
to install my program and don't go through the instalation of jmf
Ajay Singhal
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Joined: Jan 10, 2001
Posts: 37
what you can do is, bundle your jmf libraries in your installer just as you bundle normal jar and lib files.
you do not need to install jmf additionally...
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