JApplication is a task for assembling native launchers of Java applications for a number of target platforms. Currently supports native launchers for Mac and Windows operating systems and also a "java launcher" - a single jar file that can be run via
"java -jar file.jar".
".jar"files are required to be in the same directory for the launcher to work.
The name of the application without OS-specific extension
Main Java class
A family of operating systems. Currently supported values are "mac", "windows" and "java"
no (will use build machine os if ommitted; if the os is not supported, will use "java")
A destination directory where the application launcher should be installed
no (will use
An optional string identifying the application human-readable name. If not specified, "name" is used.
Platform-specific icon file (usually "*.ico" on Windows and "*.icns" on Mac)
Minimal version of the Java Virtual machine required.
no (default is "1.4+")
Optional parameters to pass to the JVM, such as memory settings, etc.
Product version string
no (default 0.0)
The FileSet specifying jar files to be included in the application.
<taskdef name="japplication" classname="org.objectstyle.woproject.ant.JApplication"/>
Building a Windows application, resulting in "MyApp.exe" launcher that starts "MyApp.jar" file.
<japplication name="MyApp" destDir="dist" mainClass="org.example.Main" os="windows"> <lib dir="lib" includes="**/*.jar"/> </japplication>