native converters for Swing java applications
Posted on 2002-06-18
We have a problem; the JRE is too big for our customers.
(yeah, I know, the smallest version is only 5.7mb - but they still feel that this is a "huge barrier" for them).
So, we are looking at some solutons to this problem.
1. Convert our .class files to a native .EXE application, and pack all needed libraries with it (haven't found anyone that supports Swing independently of Sun's JRE - ex; Excelsior JET).
2. Strip the JRE - which is illegal, so we can't do that :|
3. Alternative, smaller VM's; haven't found anyone that can handle Swing independently of Sun's JRE yet.