New version of J2Exe is already available!
- J2Exe - The best friend of every Java Developer
J2Exe is simple application that makes an executable file or windows
service for your java application. The output file uses default java
which is installed on PC in order to launch your java application.
You can start it with specific java version if you put it in bin
directory of this java version. Supported versions till this moment
are JDK1.1.x, JDK1.2.2, JDK1.3.x, JDK1.4.x and JDK1.5.x of Sun
Produced executable file (or windows service) might be an
application with standard console, without it or with managed
console. Applications without standard console are similar to java
application started with javaw. Applications with managed console
are my idea. They are new type of java applications. If you build
executable file (or windows service) with managed console then you
can find a menu item in system menu of every frame of your java
applications. This menu item will give you the possibility to show
and to hide console of your applications. This is useful for testing
purpose because you can show standard console and to dump stack
traces of all threads. During the rest of the time the console is
hidden and your taskbar is free of it.
J2Exe project is distributed as three independent modules:
J2Exe: Generates standard executable file.
J2TrayExe: Generates standard executable file with "tray"
capability. User can minimize your application into tray area. There
are provided 2 additional classes - WinTray.java and
WinTrayListener.java. Developer can use them to embed his own menu
items with icons into tray popup menu of application and to receive
notification events when user clicks one of them. No additional
natives are required.
J2WinService: Generates standard windows service.