LISTSERV mailing list manager LISTSERV 16.0

Help for MASON-INTEREST-L Archives


MASON-INTEREST-L Archives

MASON-INTEREST-L Archives


MASON-INTEREST-L@LISTSERV.GMU.EDU


View:

Message:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

By Topic:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

By Author:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

Font:

Monospaced Font

LISTSERV Archives

LISTSERV Archives

MASON-INTEREST-L Home

MASON-INTEREST-L Home

MASON-INTEREST-L  March 2013

MASON-INTEREST-L March 2013

Subject:

Re: Creating a jarred application file

From:

Sean Luke <[log in to unmask]>

Reply-To:

MASON Multiagent Simulation Toolkit <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Mon, 25 Mar 2013 23:26:40 -0400

Content-Type:

text/plain

Parts/Attachments:

Parts/Attachments

text/plain (57 lines)

A jar file is basically a kind of zip file of a directory (in MASON, it'd be the 'sim' directory) with an additional file stored inside it called a "Manifest" which declares some facts about the contents of the jar file. Notably, the Manifest can state which class gets launched if you execute the Jar file -- double click on it or whatnot. You'd want that class to be your UI class. For example, if you wanted to launch the Ant demo, you'd put sim.app.antsforage.AntsForageWithUI in there.

Thus a simple Manifest has just a single line:

Main-Class: sim.app.antsforage.AntsForageWithUI

... and that's it! So see if you can follow the procedure when doing "make jar" with the Makefile. First, it compiles everything. Then:

        touch /tmp/manifest.add
        rm /tmp/manifest.add
        echo "Main-Class: sim.display.Console" > /tmp/manifest.add
        jar -cvfm jar/mason.${VERSION}.jar /tmp/manifest.add `find . -name "*.class"` `find sim -name "*.jpg"` `find sim -name "*.png"` `find sim -name "*.pbm"` `find sim -name "index.html"` sim/display/simulation.classes sim/display/simulation.classes

The first three lines basically create a file called /tmp/Manifest.add which contains the one line above. The fourth line gathers together all of the following in the 'sim' and 'ec' directories:

- All class files
- All jpg files
- All png files
- All pbm files
- All index.html files
- The files sim/display/simulation.classes and sim/display/simulation.classes

This stuff gets all bundled into a jar file, with a manifest copied from the /tmp/Manifest.add file you made. And you're done.

Some notes:

1. As written above, the jar file would launch sim.display.Console, not sim.app.antsforage.AntsForageWithUI or whatnot. sim.display.Console pops up the app-chooser window. You can customize that window to only display your application by editing the sim/display/simulation.classes file to only have your application's UI class name (like sim.app.antsforage.AntsForageWithUI).

2. You could also replace sim.display.Console with your UI class name (like sim.app.antsforage.AntsForageWithUI) so it's directly launched, rather than popping up the chooser window first.

3. This jar file does NOT contain external libraries, notably jmf.jar, itext.jar, jcommon.jar, jfreechart.jar, etc. If you want those facilities, you'll need to include those jar files in your application as well.

Sea


On Mar 25, 2013, at 11:12 PM, Steve Kraska wrote:

> Thank you everyone for such quick and helpful responses. So I just want to make
> sure I understand all of this correctly since it is my first real experience with jar
> files. I imagine my process of getting from my project to executable application as
> follows:
>
> 1.) As discussed in the PDF support doc, going into the proper directory in mason
> and running the unix command: make jar
>
> 2a.) Taking the resulting jar file and using Launch4j (since it is open source) to
> create an executable.
>
> 2b.) Making sure to add lib/* to the "Classpath" in the respective tab in the
> Launch4j GUI when making the executable.
>
> Is this right? I'm mostly concerned about step 1 as I don't know if this is the right
> way to make a jar to be used in an executable application. If it is, in which folder
> do I run make jar? The PDF was not very clear on that.
>
> Once again, thank you so much,
> Steve Kraska

Top of Message | Previous Page | Permalink

Advanced Options


Options

Log In

Log In

Get Password

Get Password


Search Archives

Search Archives


Subscribe or Unsubscribe

Subscribe or Unsubscribe


Archives

August 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
October 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
September 2017
June 2017
May 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
February 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004
September 2004
July 2004
May 2004
April 2004
March 2004

ATOM RSS1 RSS2



LISTSERV.GMU.EDU

CataList Email List Search Powered by the LISTSERV Email List Manager