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PackJacket 0.3 on Ubuntu
Developer(s) Amandeep Grewal, Manodasan Wignarajah
Initial release August 3, 2008 (2008-08-03)
Stable release
0.3 / October 20, 2008; 8 years ago (2008-10-20)
Written in Java
Operating system Cross-platform
Type Software development tools
License GNU General Public License

PackJacket is an open source application to create cross-platform Java installers. The installer generated can be a JAR or an EXE.

PackJacket takes care of the XML code, compiling to Java, and wrapping into an EXE for faster and simpler generation of installers.

PackJacket is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License.



  • Cross-platform GUI - Confirmed to work on Windows Vista and Ubuntu
  • Save configurations
  • Create XML, JAR, EXE installers
  • Open-source - Licensed under GPL

Add to Installer[edit]

  • General information (i.e. name, version, website)
  • Authors of application
  • License and info panels in text or html form
  • Dimensions of the installer
  • Languages installer will be available in
  • Assortment of common panels
  • Windows/Unix shortcuts
  • Change Look and Feel depending on the user's operating system
  • Header text and images on installer
  • Step Counter (e.g. Step 3 of 7) in form of text or progress bar
  • Logo on language selection screen
  • Image on side of installer
  • Installer can be split up
  • Packs, more below
  • User Input to get some input from the user
  • Running processes


  • General information (i.e. name, desription, mandatory, pre-selected)
  • Icon
  • What packs it depends on
  • What operating system to install on
  • Add files, directories
  • Rename a file once installed
  • What operating system to install the file on
  • Parents of packs
  • Make any file executable

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