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Kickstart is a maker of Windows starters for Java applications. It generates EXE files from runnable Java archives (JAR).

Kickstart is not a Java native code compiler: it's just a wrapper generator. With Kickstart you can "hide" your runnable JARs into friendly EXE files. You can customise the generated EXE selecting a Windows icon, the JVM options and the target of your application (GUI or console). The EXE files generated by Kickstart don't remove the need of a Java Virtual Machine on the target machine, but they fit better the needs and the habits of a common Windows user.

Kickstart distribution contains the software engine, a GUI for the visual generation of the wrappers, an Ant task to automate the wrapping process into a build procedure and all the documentation you need to make it works. Kickstart sources are also available for download.


In order to run Kickstart you need a Windows operating system with an installed Java Runtime Environment (J2SE 1.4 or later).


Kickstart is Free Software and it is licensed under GPL (you will find a copy of the license bundled into the downloadable software distribution).


You can send comments and requests to Carlo Pelliccia.

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