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How come we see more .exe than .jars?  RSS feed

 
Svetlana Rosemond
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I only know of two freeware programs(Dr. Java, and a password manager) that provide .jars to run the programs. How come we don't see more .jars available. Now, obviously programs are written in Java, but then the developers choose to distribute the final product as an .exe. Why is this?
 
Zachary Griggs
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To run a .jar file, you need to use the command line (or create a batch file for the user to run it with), which is inconvenient.
 
Knute Snortum
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You can run a jar file from the desktop in Windows, but you need to have associated a jar file with a working JRE. Not all Windows environments have done that.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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