Create Windows executable from Java applications.
Although the user interface is straightforward, there isn’t a help menu included in the app that could make the beginners understand how this program works.
You cannot drag and drop the files into the main window of the app, so you should add them using the built-in browse option. There are several configuration settings included in the app by the developer that make the entire process easier and faster. You can make Launch4j search for a certain JRE version or use a bundled one by specifying the initial and maximum heap size. If the app is not able to open a JAR file or some errors occur during the process, then it automatically opens the Java download page or a support website.
The program also allows users to simply launch the Java application, without having to convert it into a Windows appropriate file format.
Moreover, you can make the app display native JRE splash screen in BMP format until the program manages to open the Java applications.
All things considered, Launch4j is a handy tool that can help you wrap Java based programs into Windows executable files. Although it cannot be described as the most powerful tool in its category, it packs enough features for converting or opening Java based applications pretty quickly.
Reviewed by Ana Marculescu, last updated on October 10th, 2014
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What's New in This Release:
- Ticket #75 Fixed exit value of -1 results in launch4j error.
- Ticket #133, #134 Fixed runtimeBits JRE option.
- FR #28, #72 Ability to restart the application based on exit code
Application descriptionLaunch4j is a cross-platform tool for wrapping Java applications distributed as jars in lightweight Windows native exe...