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What happend to 3.5 MB Swing sample?

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I remember a while ago there was a version of excelsior that produced a 3.5 MB Java Swing application that was independent from the runtime.

Has this been removed due to legal issues with Sun? If so, will there be a future version that reintroduces that feature?

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That was an SWT sample, not Swing, and it used JRE 1.3. Swing apps optimized by that old version of Excelsior JET required the entire JRE due to the JRE binary license. That technique was also limited to J2SE 1.4.2 and below, difficult to use and error-prone. Finally, it was not Java spec compliant, so we had to remove it, as passing the compliance tests is a must when you license the Java technology.

Thanks to that technology licensing deal with Sun, the current version 4.1 creates executables that run without the JRE, no matter whether your app uses Swing or any other platform API. And in version 4.5 we will introduce a feature enabling you to create downloads smaller than the JRE (see the roadmap), so stay tuned.

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