Packaging Application Metadata
Pedro Duque Vieira
pedro.duquevieira at gmail.com
Wed Apr 10 14:30:17 PDT 2013
It generates dmg for Mac OS, ".sh" for unix and exe installers for windows.
In this tool you can generate Mac OS and windows installers that are self
contained regarding the jre, i.e. no explicit installation of java is
required by the user, it is packaged with the installation file and
installed automatically. Only the Linux installers are incapable of being
I don't know how they do it, all I can say is that it works.
They've been kind enough to offer me a free license for my free software.
It's available for download in the download section of the site:
http://modellus.co/ if you want to check them out.
The mac version seems to be a little buggy (have to see if I can get more
time to fix it) but I guess that is related to problems with the Mac OS JRE
rather than with the install4j tool.
On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 1:18 AM, Daniel Zwolenski <zonski at gmail.com> wrote:
> How do they legally manage to do this and if they are doing it, why won't
> (this note is suspicious: Note: JRE bundles are not supported on Mac OS X
> for both technical and legal reasons.)
> On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 8:09 PM, Daniel Zwolenski <zonski at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Using install4j you are able to produce all the deployment bundles (msi,
>> rpgs, etc) for all the various platforms (windows, mac, etc) on one
>> development platform (e.g. on windows or on mac)?
>> If so I'd be keen to look at what they are doing and how they are doing
>> On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 5:23 PM, Pedro Duque Vieira <
>> pedro.duquevieira at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I use install4j to great effect for deploying to Linux, Mac and Windows.
>>> I find it is a nice tool to use with a GUI to select through the several
>>> options you want like icons, jar dependencies, jre, download jre on
>>> or having the jre inside the instalation file, splash screen, etc..
>>> The only issue is that it is a proprietary payed tool, perhaps Oracle
>>> create something like this.
>>> My 2 cents, cheers,
>>> Pedro Duque Vieira
Pedro Duque Vieira
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