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My company is creating a CD-ROM they'll be sending out to all of their customers. On it they would like to include a simple calculator for their products that has a simple database back-end (read-only).
How can I package a Java app, say, using Swing, on a CD-ROM to where the users would not have to install the JRE (it would be on the CD)?
In other words, how can I make a jar or another type of executable that can be clicked-and-run directly from the CD-ROM...how would I make a call to the local JRE on the CD?
I would create a batch file to run from the local JRE. If the batch file is on the root directory of the CD, the java.exe is in a jre/bin folder, and the app is in an app/ folder, and it's in a jar called app.jar, you could do something like the following in the bat file:
/jre/bin/java.exe -jar app/app.jar
Hope that helps.
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Cheers, Jeff (SCJP 1.4, SCJD in progress, if you can call that progress...)