We can get closer to that by packaging our .class files into a single JAR (Java ARchive) file. They call these kinds of files “executable JARs”, but they’re not native binary executables, they’re really just zip files full of .class files.
These directories contain all the JAR files and other stuff that’s part of Eclipse.Eclipse does that for you, and hides them down inside the “configuration” directory.Third, the “eclipse.ini” file let users pass extra startup arguments to the app or the JVM without having to put them on the command line every time.Prelude: We augment our Eclipse installation Eclipse can already export native binaries for the platform you’re running it on.But if you want to export native binaries for all the other platforms at the same time, you have to install the Eclipse Delta Pack.Then follow the instructions from the last tutorial to import those projects into your workspace.
Or, as usual, if you just wanna skip to the end of this tutorial without all the typing and clicking, create your new workspace directory and unzip this file and this file into it, then import the projects.
To find it, start at the Eclipse download site and click the “Other Downloads” link under “Eclipse Classic”.
Then click the version of Eclipse you’ve got installed under “Build Name”. Then finally click on the delta pack download link. Unzip this file where you want to install the delta pack.
Wade Walker back in the house, and hype for some third-time tutorialization. Debonair of aspect, felicitous of phrase: “Stitio” is my nom-de-guerre! I thought your name was “Interstitius” or something Latiny like that. In our last tutorial, me and the mutably-named Stitio showed how to speed up the rendering in our cross-platform scientific application by using Open GL’s vertex buffer objects.
“Interstitius” was not so swashbuckling as I had hoped. This time, we’ll show you how to create true native binaries for these sorts of Eclipse RCP apps.
It’s possible to make a Java native binary that’s one single executable file: an executable header with the JAR file appended. You need to do this if your app is something like Eclipse, where you can download and install new features over time.