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installer for standalone application

Anil Kinge

Joined: Jan 07, 2008
Posts: 7
How can I develop a installer for my standalone java(swing) application
Kim Mirtens

Joined: Dec 17, 2006
Posts: 21
My advice is to use an available package to create an installer. I personally use NSIS, but you could also have a look at IzPack. Both are free.
Joe McIntyre
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Joined: Nov 20, 2003
Posts: 121
Hi all!

I want an installer that can install a desktop java application. I'd like the following features:

- install to multiple platforms: windows, mac, linux
- encrypt class files (or if not encypt, obfuscate)
- allow the program to operate for 30 days without a license, then help me to handle the purchase and deployment of a license for use after the 30 day trial period

Haven't done java development for a long time, and I'm totally out of touch with the marketplace. Any help on any of the above topics would be greatly appreciated! (Anybody know anything about BuildDesk or JInstaller (
Gopu Akraju
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Joined: Jan 13, 2008
Posts: 242
What do you mean by an installer. After you develop the application, can't you deploy the jar file into any of the desktop for the application to work. Please let me know as I am also a beginner and would like to know about it as I am also developing one swing application. Might be useful.
Joe McIntyre
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Joined: Nov 20, 2003
Posts: 121
You need to have the jre (= java runtime environment) installed on the machine before your application can run. Some installers allow you to bundle the jre with your application. I'd get into more detail but I don't know much about installers. I'm looking at JInstaller, which looks pretty good:
I agree. Here's the link:
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