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#81 Extensive search for Java

launch4j 3.8
wont-fix
nobody
None
5
2015-05-09
2014-03-05
Stefan Reich
No

I think Launch4j should include, as an option, an extensive search for JDK/JRE (scan "Program Files" or whole disk).

It would need a GUI dialog which probably makes it kinda difficult to implement. But it would solve the problem, which is that end users might not able to run a program. Just because Java (which is installed) isn't found...

I am making an AI application for desktops that could solve this kind of thing. But it's written in Java, so I first need launch4j to run... lol. :)

Discussion

  • Grzegorz Kowal
    Grzegorz Kowal
    2015-01-03

    The current implementation solves this problem by verifying the installed runtimes, before choosing one. So even if a user has wrong registry entries there are still chances that other version which satisfies the search will be found.

    Java itself also uses the registry, so allowing to choose a broken runtime is not a good idea in my opinion.

    Grzegorz

     
  • Grzegorz Kowal
    Grzegorz Kowal
    2015-01-03

    • status: open --> wont-fix
     
  • Grzegorz Kowal
    Grzegorz Kowal
    2015-05-09

    • Group: Future --> launch4j 3.8