Re: Exporting jFreeChart jar with my project

"Kenneth P. Turvey" <>
15 Apr 2008 16:22:37 GMT
On Tue, 15 Apr 2008 09:23:39 -0400, Lew wrote:

1 connu wrote:

You have to add these jar with your distribution. Make sure your
clients use them. They have to be in the classpath.

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"Ryan Thames" a ?crit:

exporting my project into a .jar file to turn into my instructor. The
problem is that I use jFreeChart extensively in my project, so it only
runs properly on my computer, where I have jFreeChart. Does anyone
know how to export jFreeChart and jCommon with my project when I
create my .jar file? I've been trying to do this using Eclipse and no
luck so far.

The 'classpath' that includes the other JARs is not the CLASSPATH envar,
nor is it the -classpath (-cp) option to 'java'. It is the
"Class-Path:" element of the JAR manifest, which depicts relative
locations of third-party JARs. It lists paths relative to the deployed
JAR, usually in the same subdirectory.


Running a JAR with 'java -jar', the command ignores all other classpath

I know this comes up all the time and I really hate giving this answer.
Sometimes you really want to distribute a self contained jar that has
everything you need to run an app, excluding the Java runtime.

It seems like there should be a simple way to do this.

Is there a way to load a class from a jar file by referencing it using a
URL, much like one would load an image from a jar?

Certainly one could have a classloader that does this. Does one exist?

Kenneth P. Turvey <>

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