More open-source capabilities for Java on the desktop
By ColmSmyth on Nov 03, 2004
The Tiger release of Java just blew me away, but I'm always looking for even more ways to create portable Java applications that integrate really well with native desktops. Well, here's another one to add to that starter set of desktop Java components I described earlier.
Janel is a native Windows executable that launches your Java application jar using the JRE, classpath and other parameters described in a text properties file.
Two cool aspects to this approach:
- Users launch a regular native application that could have it's own icon.
- You don't have to write a batch or command file.
One tiny feature request: it would be nice if Janel had a configuration option to display a splash screen image (one that doesn't stay on top).