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Java Standards question

Robert Upshall

Joined: Aug 23, 2001
Posts: 25
I have a Swing app that uses .gif files for displaying on icons and such. I was wondering what is the most common location to place these extra files when when packaging.
If I have a class com.mycompany.CustomerEntry that uses a file customer_icon.gif, should I place the customer_icon.gif file in /com/mycompany/customer_icon.gif or /com/mycompany/somedir/customer_icon.gif or /customer_icon.gif, etc ......

I know it doesn't mater one way or the other but I was wondering if there was a generally accepted standard as how to do this.
I would welcome any ideas from anybody as to what method they use.
Greg Charles

Joined: Oct 01, 2001
Posts: 2968

I haven't seen any kind of standard, but I usually put them in a directory called images which I stick in the application jar. That way I can load them with:
John Smith
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Joined: Oct 08, 2001
Posts: 2937
.. or you can package thenm in a separate JAR file. Your app can get them from there.
I agree. Here's the link:
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