install4j is a powerful platform independent java installer that generates native installers and application launchers for Java applications. install4j excels in its ease of use, its extensive platform support and its powerful screen and action system.
exe4j is a Java exe maker that helps you integrate your Java applications into the Windows operating environment, whether they are service, GUI or command line applications. If you want your own process name instead of java.exe in the task manager and a user friendly task-bar grouping in Windows XP, exe4j does the job. exe4j helps you with starting your Java applications in a safe way, displaying native splash screens, detecting or distributing suitable JREs and JDKs, startup error handling and much more.
IzPack is a one-stop solution for packaging, distributing and deploying applications for the Java platform.
A solid project having reached its 10 years landmark, IzPack is an Apache-licensed Codehaus project whose mission is to make it easy for you to build the installers that will keep your users happy just right before they get their hands on your software.
IzPack-generated installers only require a Java virtual machine to run. It is fully cross-platform and generates a single installer. As such, it is an alternative to native solutions like as platform-specific installers and package managers.
JEXECreator makes it easy to create native 32-bit Windows executables (native launchers) for invoking applications written in the Java™ programming language. This simplifies the deployment of software written in Java™ on client or server platforms.
Why to use native EXE for Java application?
- Easily launch Java applications by even the most novice users (customized Java Runtime Environment auto-detection, errors handling).
- Better system integration (GUI or console applications, custom process name).
- JAR files can be included into an executable file.
- Execute Java applications with any current directory.
- Java applications can make use of file type association.
- Java applications are viewed as native Windows programs (and you can create Windows shortcuts for your Java application in the Start menu or on the desktop).
- Use the icon (.ico file) of your choice or design for your executable.
- Fully localizable messages of the executable.
8) exeJ v1.01
exeJ is a command line tool that creates a "batch-like" executable (.exe file) for your java application. The command line used to start your java application is wrapped in the generated executable and the user can simply start the java application with a double-click.
The generated .exe is Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP compatible.
The target system must have JavaSoft JRE installed.