Deploying desktop applications written in Java has always been a problem. Having experienced them myself numerous times, I can say that its a nuisance that has to be tolerated. 😡
But not anymore. JSmooth is here to smooth out your experience as well as that of your client. Its a wrapper which creates Windows EXE files from Java JAR files, so that all the end user has to do is double-click the EXE file like in case of any other software. This EXE will automatically detect any version of JVM which is installed on the host machine & run the Java application. If JVM is not found, like a gentle-bot, it opens the user’s browser explaining how they can get JVM. 😀
I say, that its a must for every Java Developer. 😉 Thanks to Rich for giving the link. 😀
Unfortunately, JSmooth appears dead. The last release, 0.9.7 was dated 2004-03-15 15:00. 🙁
Yeah, its been more than an year!! I didn’t check back again after posting this as I haven’t done any Java for more than an year now. Sure looks like its no longer active. Too bad!! 🙁 That was one project that was worth activity in Java.
Maybe someone else can revive that!! 🙂