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How to Create EXE in Java

Posted by Matt Gerrans on September 02, 2001 at 5:05 PM

Create a self-extracting archive program (with C or C++, Delphi, or even with WinZip etc.) that extracts the jar file to a (or the) temp directory, then executes the jvm on it. There is a component called Abbrevia for Delphi or C++ Builder that makes this kind of thing a snap. Of course, the exe only works on the Windows platform, but the same idea can be used on other platforms (and you'd have to create this stub for every platform you want to support).


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