Version 2.2 released on 30th Jun,2007. This version includes following features
Version 2.1 released on 25th Dec,2004. This version includes following features
What is applet2app?
applet2app is a Java Application which can be used to convert an applet to a Java executable application. Typically, an applet requires a browser like Internet explorer, Netscape Navigator to execute. Unless itís specifically coded, an applet can not execute as a normal Java application.
applet2app adds the necessary wrapper files to the applet class files and creates a standalone Java 2 compliant executable jar file.
Note:applet2app does not require the applet source code to operate. It directly acts upon the java class files
Who is the target audience for applet2app?
Initially when applet2app was developed, it was targeted towards applet developers who could distribute their applets as standalone applications by using this tool. However, with the release of this version(which has local HTML parsing support), my dream of targeting it towards applet users is getting closer. With the release of a version which will act as an applet grabber from web, my dream will be fulfilled. So watch out this page for further development.
What is the Software requirement for applet2app?
Version 2.2 requires JDK 1.4 or above. Perhaps it can run on JDK 1.3 but I have not tested it. Alternatively, you can download the source code and try to compile it in JDK 1.3.
Why the screen display does not refresh properly?
I believe you are using JDK 1.4.x or JDK 1.5.x. It seems this is a version specific JDK bug which affects the display. If you use JDK 1.3.x or JDK 1.6.x, you won't find any display issue.
What extra the current version (version 2.0) has as compared to previous version(version 1.0)?
This version which is completely re-written, offers following facilities.
What enhancements you are planning in future versions?
How does applet2app work?
applet2app now supports two modes of operation.
I like the facility provided by GUIFactory. How I can incorporate the same in a Java Swing application I am developing?
GUIFactory is based on Swing GUI components. In fact the Swing Components are extended by GUIFactory. This means there is little/no learning curve associated with GUIFactory. Just go through the source code and you will get to know the usage of this framework. In using this framework, you get real time support for different look and feel, transparency, multi-lingual support, a flexible MDI environment, a virtual desktop environment etc. All these facilities, without any extra coding. That's the simplicity associated with GUIFactory. Also while going through GUIFactory code, you will find that I have used simple design patterns like Observer and factory to come up with elegant solutions.
How can I help in this project?
I like the previous version more. Where do I get it's documentation/source code?
Check this out.
I have some constructive feedback for you. How can I contact you?
You are more than welcome to mail me whenever you feel like.
Under what license, you are releasing this software?
Since I am using some 3rd party libraries like l2f and HTMLParser and some of these 3rd party libraries have been released under GPL, I am also releasing it under GPL. However, if you need an LGPL license for this, mail me and I will look into it.
The language option is not working. Whatís wrong?
That's because I have not translated the corresponding language property file. If you are an expert in translating and interested to do that for me free of cost, then what are you waiting for? :-) Mail me and I will publish your name in the next release of the software.