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From "Terry Steichen" <te...@net-frame.com>
Subject Re: Ant Featured in Out-of-the-Box
Date Thu, 21 Nov 2002 18:17:19 GMT
Check out JNI Registry at www.trustice.com/java.directory.shtml (ICE
Engineering)

Regards,

Terry

----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Loughran" <steve_l@iseran.com>
To: "Ant Users List" <ant-user@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Thursday, November 21, 2002 12:35 PM
Subject: Re: Ant Featured in Out-of-the-Box


>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Eric Weidner" <eric.weidner@ejbsolutions.com>
> To: "Ant Users List" <ant-user@jakarta.apache.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, November 20, 2002 5:05 PM
> Subject: Re: Ant Featured in Out-of-the-Box
>
>
> > On Windows, we use InstallShield to initially drive the installation,
> > call out to other Windows installers (e.g., JDK, Apache, MySQL, WinCVS,
> > etc.), update the registry as needed, and finally kick off our master
> > Ant script to do the bulk of the installation (e.g.,
> > extracting/decrypting/copying/moving files, regex replacements, CRLF
> > fixes, calling other Ant-based installs, running JUnit/HttpUnit,
> > processing XML docs with XSLT, creating/updating properties files,
> > creating and populating databases, building and deploying J2EE apps,
> > etc.).  There are actually one or two places that we have Ant call Java
> > code to create/update some Windows environment variables via JNI, but
> > it's fairly simple and well-contained.
> >
> > On Linux, we use Ant to do it all because there's no need for registry
> > manipulation.  We have Ant ask the user for input up front (e.g., where
> > to install, DNS setup, user ID/password, etc.) then do all the rest
> > without further user interaction.
> >
>
> so what you are saying is we need a <regedit> task for java, which creates
a
> regedit file and then execs regedit. An interesting thought...
>
>
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