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Version: 1.3

Posted: 2006-04-12

Build Requirements: Xcode 2.1 or later

Runtime Requirements: Java 1.4 or later

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This sample code shows how to display a Cocoa splash screen while properly instantiating the 1.4.x and future JVM's from a Cocoa application. Custom launchers and displaying native splash screens are not supported when using JDK 1.3.1.

Document Revision History

Date Notes
2006-04-12Updated compiler options to generate 1.4 compatible bytecode.
2005-08-01Updated to produce a universal binary. No code changes were required.
2005-06-01Updated the sample to invoke the Java 1.5.x JVM if it exists, and explain how applications can specify a specific JVM.
2003-06-19Quickly display a splash screen while instantiating the 1.4.x/1.5 JVM from a Cocoa application.

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