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Looking for wrapper/installer for all platforms

Minh Nam
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Joined: Sep 10, 2011
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Hi friends,

I am in a need of wrapping my jar file as a native executable on various platforms like Windows, Mac, Linux.

I have googled for a while but it seems that most wrappers/installers support Windows platform only.

Does anybody know free tools that can wrap jar as executable for MAC and Linux? There are plenty for Windows already.

Thanks.


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Tim Holloway
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The problem is that neither scripts nor binary executables are universal among all operating systems. Java's "write once, run anywhere" is about as close as you can get, and the Java WebStart feature is about as close as you can get to true "universal install", but even it has limitations.

There are some systems that can take a single project and output multiple install packages for different OS's, but that's about it.


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Minh Nam
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Joined: Sep 10, 2011
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Hi Tim,

I mean that I want to have a tool which can wrap jar inside .exe for Windows, .sh for Linux, and .something on Mac.
 
Have you checked out Aspose?
 
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