New in version 7.7.8

December 9th, 2010
  • Show a minimized icon, defined in the project, in the installer and updater.
  • Allow the updater to run silently when -q passed as first parameter.
  • Fixed auto-starting an app on Windows as the current user.
  • Escape special characters, such as ampersand, in Mac Info.plist.
  • Add and delete a non-java app configured for all users on Windows.
  • Added icon to the custom class which creates Windows uninstaller menu item.
  • Fixed a bug in native installers when an S or Q was preceded by a space in the Application name.
  • Removed the extension of the native Linux and Solaris installers.
  • Improved support for Ubuntu and Knoppix.
  • Disable "Run as admin" check box if menu is not a java app.

New in version 7.7.6 (October 15th, 2010)

  • Create 64 bit native Windows and Linux installers.
  • Remove the install directory on Windows at the end of uninstall, instead of on reboot.
  • Change how the uninstaller is launched on Windows.
  • Remove trailing dash in installer names, if no version specified.
  • Fixed auto start menu items on Windows 7.

New in version 7.7.3 (July 26th, 2010)

  • Added a dynamic window to see the installed directory's layout in the Advanced interface.
  • Added a button to view the installed directory layout from the Wizard.
  • Added a View button to see which files are being added from a local directory.
  • Added an Edit button to change which files are being added from a local directory.
  • Added unattended properties for changing the update url and upload directory.
  • If none of a menu's icons exist while building installers, report an error.
  • Moved buttons on the Menu's panel.
  • Disable the auto update button for a menu if it's not a java command.
  • Warn the user if they tried to create an Updater without any menus.

New in version 7.6.5 (April 12th, 2010)

  • Added Support panel so users can send messages requesting help.
  • Changed the Advanced interface to use a menu instead of tabs.
  • Detect if there's nothing to do when Build button clicked.
  • Fixed a bug starting a java app with the console visible on Windows.
  • Include Pack200 and Unpack200 classes.
  • Added removeWindowsService() to CustomUninstaller in JExpress API.
  • Use InstallUtil, when available, to install Windows services.
  • Added custom class to install auto startup menus as services.
  • Use PNG file as icon for Windows menu if ICO file not found.
  • Renamed the following panels in the Advanced interface
  • Appearance to Layout; Groups to Organize; Distribution to Upload; Messages to Status; and Classes to Java classes
  • Added titles to the panels in both the Wizard and Advanced interfaces.
  • Show the current look and feel in the menu on startup.
  • Fix bad links in manual when viewed in some JREs.

New in version 7.6.3 (March 19th, 2010)

  • Fixed a bug with the Windows menus.
  • Changed the order of the parameters in the WindowsMenus API for some of the addDesktopShortcut methods.
  • Automatically delete the Hello World build directory when uninstalled.

New in version 7.6.2 (March 11th, 2010)

  • Fixed a bug in the updater's manifest if updating Updater.
  • Re-enabled logging to jex.log, if present.
  • Added Update button to JExpress trial.

New in version 7.5 (September 3rd, 2009)

  • JExpress now lets you create Java Web Start installers. This means that your customers can simply click on a link to start the installer.
  • You also can maintain multiple servers for different versions and updates are automatically downloaded from the original server.

New in version 7.2.4 (December 4th, 2008)

  • Spanish translations were improved.
  • The example Ant build files were changed to reference JExpressAdvanced.
  • The URL for the table of contents was updated.

New in version 7.2.3 (September 16th, 2008)

  • A null pointer which was encountered when creating a menu without an icon was fixed.