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Many years ago, I wrote jar2app: https://github.com/Jorl17/jar2app
At the time, I had a Minecraft jar on my hands, and I was tired of it not showing up in Spotlight's results because it was "just" a Jar. So I cobbled together this lazy script to get around that. I guess I got carried away writing the documentation when I published it, but it was never meant to be used "in production".
People often stumble upon the project and pose questions (same goes with some of my other projects like the barely-standing https://www.open-elevation.com/ ), but I just don't have the energy and time to fix things, answer issues and all tat jazz
I feel _really_ bad for not helping people out, clearing their doubts, fixing their issues, and improving my "creations" that were thrown out into the world. It's just that from my perspective, these things I built are extremely simple, mostly weekend-projects, which were for my own use, and I just happened to put them out there to help out whoever needs them. I accept donations on https://www.open-elevation.com/ to try to at least break-even on the cost of the hardware (I don't, not even close, but that's okay), but really I don't have time and energy to help out...
All this to say that I'm sure if I had put in just a tiny bit of effort throughout the years, even if just by looking at issues and pull requests created by others, I'm sure jar2app could be on this list (and _especially_ because of the work that others could have put into it, if I just provided them with feedback once in a while).
So, if anyone's out there, I'm sorry! I really just have the time, energy and in some cases the money...
Jorl17/jar2app is an open source project licensed under GNU General Public License v3.0 only which is an OSI approved license.