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Thread: Unable to launch app of java application

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    Default Unable to launch app of java application


    I have machine with Mac having same jre 6_u17. I created my application package for Mac. It run on first machine by double click on application.app folder, but on another mac, it did not launch the application using double click. I then go the folder which contains jar. If I run jar directly, it runs without any issue.

    We are distributing our application to clients, we can't ask them to each time copy latest JavaApplicationStub (/System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Resources/MacOS) to launch app.

    Is there any code so that our application can use latest JavaApplicationStub? Suggest solution.

    I am not getting right category in your forum to post this question, please suggest me.

    Thanks in Advance!

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    Default Re: Unable to launch app of java application

    You can try to bundle the app specifically for mac users (xcode should do all the nitty gritty work for you although from memory it wasn't that trivial). Never directly had the problem you describe so this may or may not work. Bundling apps is the normal app-type distribution for mac users, and depending upon your client base may prefer this sort of distribution. See:
    Bringing your Java Application to Mac OS X
    Bringing your Java Application to Mac OS X

    You may also wish - if you app does not require 1.6 - to compile for 1.5 since older macs that run leopard and below by default do not have 1.6 installed.

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