private jre - how to distribute / install?
I have an app with a free trial windows distribution that has a suite of click and run examples. It uses java 6.0 update 11.
Now I'd like to bundle the jre with the free trial. I want these examples to be easy easy easy. No version issues with java. I don't want to change the users default java installation.I also would like the download to be as small as possible, part of the easy, easy approach.
I thought the java kernel installation would provide this. The small size was very attractive.
But the kernel is a public not a private jre. If I set an INSTALLDIR for the kernel jre installation and there is a jre elsewhere of the same version it will ignore my kernal install. Then my click and run commands don't work, because the jre is not where they expect it to be.
How do I get a private jre? Do I need to just brute force install the whole big shebang to a subdirectory of my installation? I'm unhappy about the download time due to the size.
Is there any way to use one of the small footprint jre installs for a private jre?
For my purposes there is no need to update registry entries for the jre.
I know some apps do bundle private jres. How do they do it? Are they massive downloads? I don't want to be massive - this is supposed to be a tantalizing free trial!!
Thanks much!! I've been doing a lot of head banging today and any input appreciated!!