[jsword-devel] Program installer and install package

Joe Walker jsword-devel@crosswire.org
Sun, 01 Feb 2004 22:25:10 +0000


Sounds good.
I wondered if this might help anywhere?
They are refactoring the tomcat startup scripts out of tomcat.
It wouldn't give you an uninstaller I suppose...

My other idea might not be much use: It occurred to me that the people 
running irate.sf.net (a java based music player/collaborative rating 
system) might have some clues as to how to get java installers working.


Mark Goodwin wrote:

> Ok; having tried to fix the IA installers, I've come to the conclusion
> that it's a waste of time;  ZeroG are not releasing a 'Now!' edition of
> the latest version of InstallAnywhere, and the last release has bugs
> that will affect many users (most notably that the installer fails on
> machines running Fedora Core 1 due to new CLI args to the 'head'
> utility).  Also, I can't resolve the issue Joe encountered.
> I propose we do the following: 
> 1) Andy has already done some work with NSIS; I suggest we use that as
> the basis for our Windows installer.
> 2) I will create some installation scripts for the Unix users -
> something along the same lines of the IA Now! VM-less installers won't
> be hard to do.
> 3) I will fix the JNLP problems so people can install via Web Start.
> I think this covers all bases; users of OS X should have access to Web
> Start (It's definitely shipped with Panther), Unix users can either use
> Web Start or my installer, and Windows users can use Web Start and
> Andy's NSIS installer.
> What do you all think?
> On Sat, 2004-01-31 at 13:20, Mark Goodwin wrote:
>>I'm actually (as we speak) working on fixing the InstallAnywhere
>>NSIS (the nullsoft winamp installer) is fine (I've used it before), but
>>doesn't help us Linux and Mac users...
>>By the way, InstallAnywhere allows you to package a JRE with the
>>installer for users without a runtime installed.
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