Hey.... I am just days away from completing a year-long project and want to convert the netbeans project to a stand-alone java program that can be installed on another system without netbeans. YEAH! Sorry - did my happy dance!
the Program has a .main java file and about 15 other support java files. In addition there is a dozen jdbc derby databases.
The program needs to be installable to any location the user desired - I would recomend to a thumb drive for portability for the prog itself and the data it produces (5 output text files that are reloaded when restarted).
If I am correct, the java programs would need to be copied intact (preserving directory locations) to its new position (Temporarly to a .zip file and then to its final install location.
what my concern is the databases..... would they need to stay in the same directory name as stored on the developers computer to the new computer, or can they be put in a new subdirectory of the program, or a newly created directory on the users hard drive (Prefered).....
The program uses these databases very frequently, and some are quite large, so storing them on a thumb drive would seriously slow the program down at execution time. I do not believe that the databases are an Embedded type.
This is not a coding question obviously, more of requesting advice on what I might need to do or to think of to complete this project.
Thanks in advance for this and all the help everyone has given me in the past to complete this project.