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[argouml-dev] Fwd: Mac OS X And Java Packager

Author phidias
Full name Mark Fortner
Date 2015-12-22 16:18:30 PST
Message There have been a number of issues reported recently that highlight a
long-standing issue with ArgoUML (and Java apps on the Mac in general).
The problem is that the current approach to packaging the app results in an
artifact that requires an old version of Java 6 built specifically for the
Mac by Apple.

Since Apple no longer supports this, I was wondering if we might look at
the Java packager
<https://docs.oracle.​com/javase/8/docs/te​chnotes/guides/deplo​y/self-contained-pac​kaging.html>
as a potential solution? The packager creates an EXE on Windows, and
creates a DMG on Mac OS X and a deb on Linux. It also bundles the
appropriate version of the JRE with the app. The packager can either be
executed from the command line (as described in the link above) or using a
maven plugin.

This would insure that users won't have to deal with installing Java and
setting path variables, but instead have an application that for all
intents and purposes acts like any other native application.

Cheers,

Mark
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[argouml-dev] Fwd: Mac OS X And Java Packager phidias Mark Fortner 2015-12-22 16:18:30 PST
     Re: [argouml-dev] Fwd: Mac OS X And Java Packager bobtarling Bob Tarling 2015-12-23 09:03:56 PST
         Re: [argouml-dev] Fwd: Mac OS X And Java Packager phidias Mark Fortner 2015-12-24 17:22:28 PST
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