WinRun4j 0.4.5 freeware

WinRun4j is a Java launcher designed to be an alternative to javaw.exe. The application uses an INI file for specifying the classpath, main class, vm args and other program arguments.

Author Peter Smith
Released 2013-04-14
Filesize 1.10 MB
Downloads 414
OS Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Vista x64, Windows 7, Windows 7 x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 x64, Windows 10, Windows 10 x64
Installation Instal And Uninstall
Keywords Java launcher, launch Java, javaw.exe alternative, launch, launcher, alternative
Users' rating
(4 rating)
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WinRun4j freeware - The Latest Versions History
0.4.5 Apr 14, 2013 New Release Allow vmargs and INI overrides on the commandline (-D, -X, -W)
Fixes for DDE class loading
Added INI key 'service.mode' to allow specifying both service and main classes and switching modes via command line
Improve logging of startup errors
vm.location can accept multiple locations separated by |. This first found is used.
Added java.library.path.N INI keys
Fix for issue with service with embedded jars
Set context class loader in service thread - fixes some class loading issue with services
Add option to disable native method integration - for launchers that do not use WinRun4J.jar
Allow registry values to be expanded in INI files - eg test=$REG{HKLMsomething}
If INI key vm.sysfirst=true is set then the launcher will attempt to search for a local VM first, then use vm.location
0.4.2 Jun 28, 2011 New Release NEW: Flexible native access to any Windows API, compatible with PINVOKE.NET. See native binding examples for more information. This is currently BETA quality.
Uses an INI file for specifying classpath, main class, vm args, program args.
Custom executable name that appears in task manager.
Additional JVM args for more flexible memory use.
Built-in icon replacer for custom icon.
Pre-JVM splash screen with auto-hide.
DDE implementation for file assocations.
Windows NT Service wrapper.
Windows EventLog API
Console version
Support for 64-bit JVM.
Supports embedding (inside the executable) the INI file. See Embedded Resources section below.
Supports embedding a splash image.
Supports embedding JAR files. These will be included in the classpath (without extraction). This is currently BETA quality.
Eclipse Plugin for integrated launching, debugging and exporting as an executable bundle.

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