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Thread: Eclipse - Extracting dependencies into jar

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    Default Eclipse - Extracting dependencies into jar

    I have a java applet which I want to extract into a jar (using Eclipse). The project has a handful of external dependencies (also created by me). I know if I create a runnable jar, I can extract the dependencies into the jar, but I cannot create a runnable jar since it's an applet. Does anyone know if it is possible to do the same for non-executable jars?
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    Default Re: Eclipse - Extracting dependencies into jar

    Why do you think you can't create a runnable jar because it's an applet? That option works okay for me...
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    Default Re: Eclipse - Extracting dependencies into jar

    You need to have run commands to create the runnable jar. Does that exist for applets?
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    Default Re: Eclipse - Extracting dependencies into jar

    You don't need the jar to be runnable by the operating system, you just need eclipse to "think" it's runnable so it includes the libraries, right?

    One quick solution is to create a dummy main method that doesn't actually do anything. A better solution would be to modify your program so it works as both an applet and an application.
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    Default Re: Eclipse - Extracting dependencies into jar

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinWorkman View Post
    A better solution would be to modify your program so it works as both an applet and an application.
    ^^

    In Eclipse when you choose export you should be given the option of what to include in the jar, runnable or not.
    File -> Export -> Jar -> click next, does that window not allow you to browse and select the contents of all projects?

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    Yeah that actually works perfectly. I'm not sure why I didn't think that was an option. Maybe it wasn't an option in older versions of eclipse?
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    Default Re: Eclipse - Extracting dependencies into jar

    Yep. That works. Painfully obvious now, lol.
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