[jsword-devel] Program installer and install package

Mark Goodwin jsword-devel@crosswire.org
Sat, 31 Jan 2004 13:20:37 +0000

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.

On Sat, 2004-01-31 at 13:02, Aleksander Rozman - Andy wrote:
> Hi Joe !
> When you were out of office (??), we had two problems with release of 
> JSword that is on site. Would it be possible to creatre one working version 
> so that people can check it out?
> Once you talked about switching Installer, I have taken a look at WinAmp 
> installer and it's quite ok. Before you do this, we need to also talk about 
> few changes in structure of whole installer package. It would be great to 
> have a local directory where bibles are stored (this is easy done), and our 
> JSword must not look for other instalation and "steal" bibles and 
> *configuration* data from them. Also maybe we should put one bible in the 
> package so that user can start using it, after instalation... I have 
> already made changes to jsword.bat and I also made simple installer script 
> (you must make some changes though) for NSIS (Nulsoft Simple Install 
> Script). There is also that nifty feature that installer can detect if JVM 
> is installed, and if not download it and install it (I haven't tried this 
> one yet).
> Next thing, it would be nice if we could change configuration, so that 
> several paths with bibles could be entered. This is just and idea, but it 
> would be nice, if we could use bibles from all instalation, we have one 
> default bible path and some others... When we install, we of course install 
> into default directory...
> I know this is quite a lot of stuff, but some of this could be considered 
> urgent (new install package), if you wish i can send what I have so far...
> Andy
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