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Java Packaging / Deployment Tools I Recently Came Across

These tools essentially take a jar and output a exe.  One of the things i hated about Java was if i created a simple utility which consisted of a single class (or jar) i still had to create a bat file which invoked the jre.  The end result being two files cluttering up my util bin folder on my computer.  These utilities take care of that and do a lot more like finding  appropriate jre and providing error messages to inform the user what they need to do.

  • jsmooth simple to use.
  • launch4j has a lot more features.

    Both are open source.

Another tool i came across but haven’t downloaded or tried yet is
IzPack  C which is a cross platform Installer written in Java.