Windows installer should be a .exe, not a .jar
Downloading and running a .jar file under Windows Server 2008 is tricky.
Basically, the user needs to run a command from a command line, which can be
tricky if there are spaces or parentheses in the file name.
There have been questions about starting the jar file.
Under Windows, when I double click on the installer jar file, the installer does not start. What do I do?
Under Windows, the Kepler installer jar file should start the Kepler installer using Java, it should not unzip.
If it unzips, then see http://www.wikihow.com/Run-a-.Jar-Java-File
Rather than shipping a .jar file, we should ship a .exe for the installer.
One way would be to use Launch4J, see http://launch4j.sourceforge.net/
#3 Updated by Christopher Brooks over 8 years ago
ant make-windows-installer -Dversion=2.3.4-rc666
now builds a .exe installer instead of a .jar installer.
I ran the ant command under Mac OS X and Linux.
We are using Launch4j from
I had to add some subdirectories to build-area/lib for launch4j
I also had to add platform-dependent binaries to