How to make a java app install-able...?

Dalibor Topic Dalibor.Topic at Sun.COM
Sun Feb 14 10:07:39 UTC 2010

arshad wrote:
> hi all,
> this is my first message to the list, and i hope i can benifit from this
> list.
> i want to know how to make a java application, which i built using
> netbeans to be install-able in linux and windows machine.

You need to package it on Linux using the packaging tools of the
distribution you're targeting, and to create an installer on Windows.
Alternatively, you can use a cross-platform installer tool. Neither
option is too hard, but you'll have to spend some time learning
about native installation mechanisms of the platforms you target.

In other words, depending on the build system you use, your 
willingness to spend time or money, your familiarity with native 
installation tools, etc. there are many solutions, from proprietary 
software, to open source tools, with different features and 
trade-offs. You'll have to do some research to figure out which one 
fits your needs.

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