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Conversion of Java to a *.Exe

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Hi

Just to ask you expert, if i got a java program and i always need t JBuilder to run it before i can use, is there any program tat can convert the java to a exe file where by i can double click and it will run. No need a Jbuilder to run it

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girionis earned 200 total points
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You do not need to make it an .exe in order to run it with a double click, besides making it an exe breaks the concept of run-anywhere java.

YOu can bundle it in a jar file using a manifest thgat indicates the main class and it will run with a double click:

http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/jar/basics/manifest.html

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by:Zyloch
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Hi

The whole point of Java is so it's platform independant. If you must, this site has a list of Java compilers (just click the top two links, one for Native Compilers and the other for Bytecode compilers. There are some more info at the bottom links).

http://www.geocities.com/marcoschmidt.geo/jcomp.html#native

However, it may be a lot better to make a JAR file:

http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/jar/basics/

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Zyloch
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by:Zyloch
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Ahh, sorry stale window

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by:girionis
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If you still want to go with the .exe solution here are some URLs:

http://gcc.gnu.org/java/index.html
http://www.xlsoft.com/en/products/jet/jetpro.html
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by:girionis
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> Ahh, sorry stale window

It's ok, it happens all the time :)

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by:sciuriware
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JAVA -> .exe .......

don't expect a huge gain in speed!

the present JRE (java.exe or javaw.exe and friends) is so smart that .exe is almost useless.

;JOOP!
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by:TimYates
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> that .exe is almost useless.

Apart from obfuscation... ;-)
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by:sciuriware
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Just my opinion:  those few who are interested in your code are those who can overcome any barriers.

Like: pro-thieves are not withheld by customer-level locks.

;JOOP!
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by:TimYates
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"those few who are (really) interested in your code (and are skilled at java and/or assembler) are those who can overcome any barriers."

;-)
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by:xxxmen
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hmmm i got one user do not wan know how to use Jbuilder so if i create a application for him. He will have no knowledge of how to use it. Unless is a easy file where he double click it and able to use it easily
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by:girionis
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Your best bet is to use a jar with the appropriate manifest for the main class. Then double click on the jar file and you are set. Take a look at the links posted about jar and manifest file.
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by:xxxmen
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sorry
hmmmm most of them give the solution
but i yet to try it out
so i wan to keep this thread open
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by:sciuriware
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Yes, rate him A and please punish xxxmen.
;JOOP!
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