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Launch4j 3.4 released

Launch4j is a cross-platform Java executable wrapper for creating lightweight Windows native EXEs. It provides advanced JRE search, application startup configuration and better user experience.

Changes in version 3.4 (21-04-2014)

  • FR #61 Added a new special variable JREHOMEDIR (Stefan Knoefel).
  • Ticket #130 Removed ant from launch4j classpath to fix problems with other ant versions.
  • Updated JGoodies libraries.
  • Added logging based on Launch4j environment variable for file association launch testing.
Posted by Grzegorz Kowal 2014-04-21

Launch4j 3.3 released

Launch4j is a cross-platform Java executable wrapper for creating lightweight Windows native EXEs. It provides advanced JRE search, application startup configuration and better user experience.

Changes in version 3.3 (02-04-2014)

  • FR #60 Check the registry during JRE search, so that only valid runtimes are taken into account.
  • Ticket #128 Updated MAC OS X 10.8 windres to 2.24.51.20140326 - version info was compiled incorrectly (Code Buddy).
  • Added support for Japanese characters (Toshimm).
  • Ticket #82, #125 Take configuration encoding into account and save file with UTF-8 encoding.
Posted by Grzegorz Kowal 2014-04-02

Launch4j 3.2 released

Launch4j is a cross-platform Java executable wrapper for creating lightweight Windows native EXEs. It provides advanced JRE search, application startup configuration and better user experience.

Changes in version 3.2 (24-03-2014)

  • Ticket #126, #127: Fixed crash when classpath was not defined.
  • Corrected problem with loading jvm options from ini file when bundled JRE is used.
  • FR #63, #80 Add possibility to configure 32/64 bit search.
  • Improved logging (--l4j-debug and --l4j-debug-all).
Posted by Grzegorz Kowal 2014-03-29

Launch4j 3.0.1 released

Launch4j is a cross-platform tool for wrapping Java applications distributed as jars in lightweight Windows native executables. The executable can be configured to search for a certain JRE version or use a bundled one, and it's possible to set runtime options, like the initial/max heap size. The wrapper also provides better user experience through an application icon, a native pre-JRE splash screen, a custom process name, and a Java download page in case the appropriate JRE cannot be found. ... read more

Posted by Grzegorz Kowal 2008-07-20

Launch4j 3.0.0-final released

Launch4j is a cross-platform tool for wrapping Java applications distributed as jars in lightweight Windows native executables. The executable can be configured to search for a certain JRE version or use a bundled one, and it's possible to set runtime options, like the initial/max heap size. The wrapper also provides better user experience through an application icon, a native pre-JRE splash screen, a custom process name, and a Java download page in case the appropriate JRE cannot be found.... read more

Posted by Grzegorz Kowal 2008-03-16

Launch4j license change to BSD, MIT

Launch4j is a cross-platform tool for wrapping Java applications distributed as jars in lightweight Windows native executables. The executable can be configured to search for a certain JRE version or use a bundled one, and it's possible to set runtime options, like the initial/max heap size. The wrapper also provides better user experience through an application icon, a native pre-JRE splash screen, a custom process name, and a Java download page in case the appropriate JRE cannot be found.... read more

Posted by Grzegorz Kowal 2008-01-26

Launch4j 3.0.0-pre2 released

Launch4j is a cross-platform tool for wrapping Java applications distributed as jars in lightweight Windows native executables. The executable can be configured to search for a certain JRE version or use a bundled one, and it's possible to set runtime options, like the initial/max heap size. The wrapper also provides better user experience through an application icon, a native pre-JRE splash screen, a custom process name, and a Java download page in case the appropriate JRE cannot be found. ... read more

Posted by Grzegorz Kowal 2006-10-29

Launch4j 3.0.0-pre1 released

Launch4j is a cross-platform tool for wrapping Java applications distributed as jars in lightweight Windows native executables. The executable can be configured to search for a certain JRE version or use a bundled one, and it's possible to set runtime options, like the initial/max heap size. The wrapper also provides better user experience through an application icon, a native pre-JRE splash screen, a custom process name, and a Java download page in case the appropriate JRE cannot be found. ... read more

Posted by Grzegorz Kowal 2006-07-21

Launch4j 2.1.5 released

Launch4j is a cross-platform tool for wrapping Java applications distributed as jars in lightweight Windows native executables. The executable can be configured to search for a certain JRE version or use a bundled one, and it's possible to set runtime options, like the initial/max heap size. The wrapper also provides better user experience through an application icon, a native pre-JRE splash screen, a custom process name, and a Java download page in case the appropriate JRE cannot be found. ... read more

Posted by Grzegorz Kowal 2006-07-21

Launch4j 2.1.4 released

Launch4j is a cross-platform tool for wrapping Java applications distributed as jars in lightweight Windows native executables. The executable can be configured to search for a certain JRE version or use a bundled one, and it's possible to set runtime options, like the initial/max heap size. The wrapper also provides better user experience through an application icon, a native pre-JRE splash screen, a custom process name, and a Java download page in case the appropriate JRE cannot be found. ... read more

Posted by Grzegorz Kowal 2006-06-15

Launch4j 2.1.3 released

Launch4j is a cross-platform tool for wrapping Java applications distributed as jars in lightweight Windows native executables. The executable can be configured to search for a certain JRE version or use a bundled one, and it's possible to set runtime options, like the initial/max heap size. The wrapper also provides better user experience through an application icon, a native pre-JRE splash screen, a custom process name, and a Java download page in case the appropriate JRE cannot be found. ... read more

Posted by Grzegorz Kowal 2006-05-31

Launch4j 2.1.2 released

Launch4j is a cross-platform tool for wrapping Java applications distributed as jars in lightweight Windows native executables. The executable can be configured to search for a certain JRE version or use a bundled one, and it's possible to set runtime options, like the initial/max heap size. The wrapper also provides better user experience through an application icon, a native pre-JRE splash screen, a custom process name, and a Java download page in case the appropriate JRE cannot be found. ... read more

Posted by Grzegorz Kowal 2006-04-03

Launch4j 2.1.1 released

Launch4j is a cross-platform tool for wrapping Java applications distributed as jars in lightweight Windows native executables. The executable can be configured to search for a certain JRE version or use a bundled one, and it's possible to set runtime options, like the initial/max heap size. The wrapper also provides better user experience through an application icon, a native pre-JRE splash screen, a custom process name, and a Java download page in case the appropriate JRE cannot be found. ... read more

Posted by Grzegorz Kowal 2006-01-25