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install4j project is a powerful multi-platform Java installer builder that generates native installers and application launchers for
install4j project is a powerful multi-platform Java installer builder that generates native installers and application launchers for Java applications. install4j excels in its ease of use, its tight integration into the target platforms and its flexible JRE management and deployment options.
Here are some key features of "install4j":
freely define your distribution tree
In each directory of the distribution tree you can include the contents of entire directories or single files from arbitrary directories on your disk. The definition view and the results view give you full control over the files that will be distributed by your installers.
handle platform-specific differences
install4j offers convenient include/exclude mechanisms that let you tailor your distributions in a platform specific manner.
define file rights for Unix, Linux and Mac OS X
For each element of the distribution tree, you can define custom access rights for installation on Unix-like platforms.
define a fine-grained uninstallation policy
For each element of the distribution tree, you can determine whether you want the uninstaller to remove it or not.
define the overwrite policy
For each element of the distribution tree, you can set a different overwrite police that determines what install4j will do when it has to overwrite files during an installation.
define installation components
You can define groups of files and directories that constitute separate installation components. You can offer the user to select only certain components for installation.
What's New in This Release:
This release adds significant new functionality, including a new screen and action system, configurable form screens, multi-language installers, console installers, net installers, 64-bit Windows support, and Windows Vista support.
Multiple installation roots and "magic" folders are now supported.
An installation component tree with optional component descriptions and dependencies has been added.
Pack200 compression can be applied to all JAR files.
install4j is now extensible with a JavaBeans-based component model.
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