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From Emmanuel Lécharny <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Apache Directory Studio 2.0.0.v20160628-M11 release
Date Sun, 17 Jul 2016 15:08:26 GMT
Le 17/07/16 à 16:26, Stefan Seelmann a écrit :
> On 07/03/2016 11:58 PM, Emmanuel Lécharny wrote:
>> Le 03/07/16 à 23:21, Stefan Seelmann a écrit :
>>>> * We don't have the installers to test. Packages for all the platforms
>>>> we suport should be created (.dmg, .deb, .exe, .rpm). I have created the
>>>> DMG following the README in the /tools/Mac OS X DMG/README doco, I think
>>>> creating all the other installers should be part of the release being
>>>> voted. Note that the installer works well, and teh version it installs
>>>> doe snot have teh same problem I faced upper.
>>> We have issue, but
>>> to be honest I'm not very motivated to generate the installers.
>>> * I'm not sure if generation of .dmg works well on Linux
>> They do work well.
>>> * Generating .dmg, .deb, .rpm, .exe requries native tools
>> Yes. I do have them.
>>> * It costs time to create an maintain those installer scripts. Should we
>>> reuse installers-maven-plugin from ApacheDS?
>> T einstallers are prettty basic.
>>> * The additional .deb and .exe (32 bit and 64 bit) increase the release
>>> by another 480 MB
>> true.
>>> * The installers need to be tested (in theory .deb and .rpm can be
>>> automated...)
>> Well, we offer installers for convenience.
>>> The Tycho build now nicely generates zip/tgz for Linux/Mac/Windows out
>>> of the box on all platforms. I think our users don't need installers but
>>> can unpack a zip/tgz.
>> I think another approach would be to exclude installers from the vote. I
>> can generate them and push them, as I have all the necessary native code
>> to do that for all the platforms.
> Regarding Mac: I was able to build the the Mac DMG installer on my Mac .
> That was pretty straight forward. When I "install" it by drag-n-drop to
> "Applications" folder the result in
> /Applications/ is the same as if I just open
> the Zip and drag-n-drop the to Applications
> folder. Both variants work on my Macbook without the need to modify
> Info.plist or ApacheDirectoryStudio.ini. I don't understand how the
> installer makes the difference.
> Regarding Windows: I installed nsis 2.5.1, but when running the
> windows_installer.nsi I get error:
> !include: could not find: "AdvUninstLog.nsh"
> Error in script "windows_installer.nsi" on line 40 -- aborting creation
> process
> I have neither the time nor the patience to continue figuring out how
> build the installers. Probably it's best if you take over the release. I
> think 90% the release steps are documented in the readme, if you
> struggle I'm available to help.

Sure, will do that. Is everything committed ?

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