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From Stefan Seelmann <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Apache Directory Studio 2.0.0.v20160628-M11 release
Date Sun, 17 Jul 2016 15:21:40 GMT
On 07/17/2016 05:08 PM, Emmanuel Lécharny wrote:
> 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
>>>>> 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 ?

Yes, except update to ApacheDS 2.0.0-M23

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