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Java project deployment

nikhil yekhe

Joined: Jun 29, 2007
Posts: 8

I use eclipse do create project and write java code along with some homemade jars to help coding and MySql for database. Now I want to depoly my project completely to some other machine where the user is dumb (with respect to knowledge of java and not otherwise ).

I need a way to construct the executing file which will install the project.
1. deploy class file at use mentioned directory.
2. Extra files. (Images and jars which will be used in my project.)
3. Setting classpaths.
4. Creating Desktop icon (shortcut or actual executing file) to execute the project (Most frustrating thing and very unreliable when I use batch to deployment)

The idea of using batch for running the application is just a temporary solution, as the consol window stays open (can be used start/min before executing jar but still minimized consol remains). And if possible the way to integrate other installation (i.e. MySql) in one.


Jesper de Jong
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Joined: Aug 16, 2005
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You could use something like IzPack. Here's a list of open source installer generators for Java programs.

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nikhil yekhe

Joined: Jun 29, 2007
Posts: 8
Thanks for the lead ... I'll definitely check the installers..
I agree. Here's the link:
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