How JExpress Works

JExpress adapts to your style

A simple wizard and an advanced interface are both included. If you prefer the command line, you can use it to build your installers after they're configured. JExpress also works great with build managers such as Ant and Maven.

Use a GUI or integrate with your favorite program manager

Enter your product name, files, menus, desktop icons, distribution server, web site URL, etc. You can even organize your installer so users select which type or component they want to install.

JExpress goes beyond just building and uploads, too

Your installers and updaters are ready to click and run, or to download. JExpress even creates your download web page and uploads everything for you.



JExpress Builder...

  • Eliminates the classes your application doesn't actually use
  • Organizes your files into a directory tree
  • Creates your
    • Installers
    • Updaters, and
    • Uninstallers
  • Signs Java Web Start files
  • Uploads everything to your web site, ready for your customers to download

JExpress Installer...

  • Starts from the web with one click
  • Installs the JVM, if needed
  • Shows your license and readme
  • Installs files
  • Creates
    • Menus
    • Desktop icons
    • Auto launches on login
    • Updaters, and
    • Uninstallers
  • Starts your app after the installer
  • Does anything special you customized your installer to do

Your application looks like any other native app on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Solaris. On Windows JExpress creates a native EXE for you.

If you like, you can also simply copy the installers and distribution files to a CD or DVD. Customize by clicking on what you want. If you need something really special, you can do almost anythingusing Java.

JExpress produces both native and cross platform installers and updaters, and distributes them online. Native installers can include the exact JVM your application needs. The Cross Platform installer gives you a single file that runs anywhere that already has java.

Regardless of which installer your customer chooses, it downloads and runs quickly because it only contains the classes your application actually uses. Your customers will be happy to see a compact system that doesn't waste disk space, and you'll have less load on your server. Try JExpress to see how it works. Or, learn how to build JExpress projects with our step-by-step examples.