We help IT Professionals succeed at work.

java application build install for Windows, Linux and Mac

va3jsl
va3jsl asked
on
374 Views
Last Modified: 2014-11-25
What is a good way to build installation files for a Java application for the Windows, Linux and Mac platforms?  These will be downloaded from my web site.

I have seen ads for products to do this but at considerable cost.  Are there any open source (or ~$100) solutions that are not too complex?  Would Java WebStart be viable - complexity, certification process?

This is for a small user group who are not too technical so I am thinking of including the appropriate jre with the install.

Thanks
Comment
Watch Question

CERTIFIED EXPERT
Top Expert 2016

Commented:

Author

Commented:
OK, I figure out the jnlp files and off we go.

Question:  Is internet connectivity needed every time the program is launched?

Author

Commented:
and, do I need to register or anything for the security?
CERTIFIED EXPERT
Top Expert 2016
Commented:
This one is on us!
(Get your first solution completely free - no credit card required)
UNLOCK SOLUTION
CERTIFIED EXPERT
Top Expert 2016

Commented:
Question:  Is internet connectivity needed every time the program is launched?

You will of course need net connectivity if you want to take advantage of the transparent update functionality of Web Start
Unlock the solution to this question.
Join our community and discover your potential

Experts Exchange is the only place where you can interact directly with leading experts in the technology field. Become a member today and access the collective knowledge of thousands of technology experts.

*This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

OR

Please enter a first name

Please enter a last name

8+ characters (letters, numbers, and a symbol)

By clicking, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.