to make setup file

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#1 Rykker  Icon User is offline

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to make setup file

Posted 04 May 2010 - 11:06 PM

hello friends i have finally made my project in java.But m trying to make a setup file for my project is it possible to make a setup file in java.i have created a jar file of my project.

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Re: to make setup file

Posted 07 May 2010 - 02:41 AM

Of course it is possible but the setup file would also be a .jar. For most applications, I feel the best solution is a jar that the user can double click on to run it. If you really need data files that cannot be bundled inside the jar then maybe write a setup jar to copy the application jar and data files to a directory.

However, many tasks performed by setup programs are operating system dependant. E.g. shortcuts in the start menu and desktop, registering the program with file formats, etc. If you're going to write a setup file, you need to take this into account. Other languages may be better suited for this job.
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