[jsword-devel] Windows Installer

Don Brown donald.brown at gmail.com
Wed Jan 4 17:00:37 MST 2006

Good work, as that will be an important feature.  BTW, I've just discovered
jsword and Bible Desktop, and am very impressed!  Clean code, easy to
understand, and well documented.  Good job!


On 1/5/06, DM Smith <dmsmith555 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I have just checked in a windows installer and a new windows executable.
> You can find these in CVS under bibledesktop/etc/installer as setup.exe
> and bibledesktop.exe
> Setup.exe will do a typical install, creating a program group, shortcuts
> and an uninstaller.
> At this time the uninstaller does not get rid of ~/.jsword or anything
> under it. It probably should offer to do it.
> BibleDesktop.exe is contained in Setup.exe. If Java 1.4.2 or greater is
> not installed on the users computer, it will offer to download it.
> During the download a nice progress meter will show. After Java is
> installed it will then run BibleDesktop.
> Note, it only works when it is in the same directory as the jar files as
> it dynamically creates a classpath for files in the same directory.
> Please give it a try and provide feedback. I would like to know whether
> it works on other Windows platforms. I have only tested it on WindowsXP.
> I figure we can continue to make it better after the release. One
> thought I had was to provide two (or more installers). One would be the
> regular setup, but would have a section to allow download of modules
> groups. (e.g. Bible Student Study Pack: a Strong's Keyed Bible,
> Strong's Greek & Hebrew, Robinsons) The other would contain a starter
> packs of Bibles, Dictionaries, Daily Devotions and the like.
> I'll have it on BibleDesktop's download page before too long and will
> post when it is there.
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