Read about what has been updated in version 1.2 here.
GlassWorks is a powerful install builder tool that provides a user friendly system for deploying applications on multiple platforms. Integration is supported on Windows, Macintosh OSX and Linux systems.
Desktop integration on Linux and other Unix type platforms requires the desktop environment to support the Freedesktop.org standards, more specifically the desktop entry, shared mime info and autostart specifications.
GlassWorks can :
Links and file type associations allow you specify an icon to be displayed, this icon must be provided in the appropriate format for the platform, ico files for Windows, icns files for Macintosh OSX and png for Linux/Unix systems.
Tools for creating icns files are very scarce on platforms other than Macintosh OSX so GlassWorks includes a tool for creating these files, IcnWriter.
I have gratefully used the following components in making GlassWorks:
JavaHelp component from Sun Microsystems for displaying application help.
IconSupport library used by IcnWriter for creating icns files.
Tango Desktop Project for the tango icon set.
Dean S. Jones Icon Collection for the gallant icon set.
Vista UAC handling based on code from Andrei Belogortseff