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    Default AOT Java compiler

    Hey!

    I was reading this article on AOT Java compilers (I have no intention of selling any programs now but I like reading up on things in advance) and was wondering what AOT Java compilers you guys here use and can recommend.

    I was thinking of sending a pal of mine my guitar test project but I doubt he will be able to run it, and he know very little about computers so any alert asking him to download something will not be done -> the program will instead be deleted.
    So the only option is to AOT compile it into an .EXE so he can just double click and play it.

    Any info or links are appreciated!

    Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by N00Bie View Post
    So the only option is to AOT compile it into an .EXE so he can just double click and play it.
    That's news to me. Most folks already have Java on the computer, and so a Jar file should run quite readily.

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    In that linked to article the author explains the problems of giving someone an executable Jar file, and for some reason a lot of folk (in my experience) are most comfortable double clicking on an exe (after sometimes running an AV on it) than this "funny format jar thingy"

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    I think it has the added advantage of being ready to sell your programs with less fear of your scripts being "decompiled"...

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    I neither trust an exe more or less than a jar file. They both can cause damage. Although using an exe means you are limiting your code to Windows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N00Bie View Post
    I think it has the added advantage of being ready to sell your programs with less fear of your scripts being "decompiled"...
    You and I are both years away from having to worry about anyone decompiling our programs and stealing our intellectual property. Seriously.

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    Reality Check++

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    I neither trust an exe more or less than a jar file. They both can cause damage. Although using an exe means you are limiting your code to Windows.
    Yep, I get it. You lose Java's compile once run anywhere advantage but if Windows is your primary/only audience for a certain program...

    You and I are both years away from having to worry about anyone decompiling our programs and stealing our intellectual property. Seriously.
    Hahaha! Me maybe... you know your stuff especially with the amount of help you have given me!
    One of the reasons I didnt want to post my entire "project" was of the amount of "learning code", "bad code" and messy code I have :) but nonetheless when/if we want to post something of importance it makes the mind more at ease to know our IP is safe as can be.

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