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Thread: Bundle the JRE with the program.

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    Question Bundle the JRE with the program.

    Hi there!!

    Is this possible to bundle the JRE right into the program that you create? And if yes, so how to do that? It may be very helpful for people that don't know how to download the JRE and how to install and configure it on their computer.*

    Thanks in advance!!

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    Default Re: Bundle the JRE with the program.

    If you only care about Windows, you can bundle it using a Windows binary executable wrapper. I use JSmooth.

    If you're looking to maintain platform independence, no. You could provide the installers in separate download versions, but assuming they don't have Java (which would be very strange), your program would never be able to run, so they user would be on their own for installing it.

    You either need to use an EXE wrapper (or installer) like I suggested above, or write native code to handle it.

    Java is fairly well established, though, so you really shouldn't have to worry about it. Macs have it built in and most Windows users either have it pre-installed by the manufacturer or will install it within 24 hours of buying the computer when they realize half of the internet isn't working.

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    Default Re: Bundle the JRE with the program.

    Thanks you very much about your clear and kind response!!!

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