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From Ron Wheeler <>
Subject Re: Build is successful but can't run?
Date Thu, 06 Feb 2014 14:58:38 GMT
On 06/02/2014 9:42 AM, Wayne Fay wrote:
>> I added the maven-assembly-plugin as described here:
>> and now the dependencies are bundled within the jar. Thanks for your help
> This is a fine approach. I still maintain the exec plugin is a great
> option for these types of uses - so long as you (the developer) are
> the one who needs to run the app. If you want to deliver it to a
> third-party in a single executable jar format, then assembly and other
> plugins are generally superior.
> Wayne
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It is also a good idea to use an installer to package an app for delivery.
IzPack is a free installer that has a Maven plug-in to help  ease the 

It allows you to build the code in an OS neutral fashion and make the 
installer deal with your OS-dependent bits such as configuration files 
and registry entries.


Ron Wheeler
Artifact Software Inc
skype: ronaldmwheeler
phone: 866-970-2435, ext 102

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