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From "Brett Rizk" <br...@intranetsolutions.com>
Subject FW: Alternative to NSI
Date Mon, 16 Jul 2001 15:49:44 GMT


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From: jfclere@vtxrm2.bcn.fsc.net [mailto:jfclere@vtxrm2.bcn.fsc.net]On
Behalf Of jean-frederic clere
Sent: Monday, July 16, 2001 4:15 AM
To: tomcat-dev@jakarta.apache.org
Subject: Re: Alternative to NSI


Klaus Sonnenleiter wrote:
> 
> I've worked with both Setup Factory and InstallShield in the past and
I liked
> Setup Factory a lot. But as far as I know, it is Windows only. Last I
heard,
> both InstallShield and Wise were planning Java versions of their
installers
> that were supposed to be cross-platform. Wouldn't that make some sense
for a
> product like Tomcat that is cross-platform itself?

A Java installer is what we need, OpenSource one of course.
Installing a Java product should not be too related to the platform on
which it
is installed, installing is just copying the right files at the right
place.
(well may a little more ;-)).
Does someone knows about such a tool?

> 
> Just my $.02
> 
> Klaus Sonnenleiter
> 
> At 10:13 AM 7/15/01 +0100, you wrote:
> 
> > hi all,
> >
> > talking about alternatives, there is a program called DemoSheild
from
> > InstallShield which is free and can be used to make msi install
scripts.
> >
> > There is another program called 'Setup Factory 5.0' which has some
very
> > advanced features like regisrty editing, inf. file editing, setting
run-time
> > env. variables and stuff,,
> >
> >
> >
> > just saying, i have got the setup factory program, if u would like
me to
> > make an example copy of it.
> >
> > Thanx in advance,
> >
> > Hiten Pandya
> >
> > h_pandya5@hotmail.com
> >
> >
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> > From: Remy Maucherat
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> > Subject: Re: Alternative to NSI
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> > Quoting Daniel Ritchey :
> > > Microsoft has its own installation mechanism built in to Win2000 &
WinXP
> > > and
> > > offers a download to add it Win9x. Its the same thing that the
binary
> > > release of Apache for windows is packaged in.
> > >
> > > Just thought I would throw that out there, I don't know if it has
any
> > > advantages over NSI.
> > Ok, but how do you build the MSI ?
> > I know InstallShield can generate that, but that costs (lots of)
cash ...
> > There are a few advanced features missing in NSI, but more or less
gets the
> > job
> > done. It is also very simple to use.
> > I had a tweaked version of the script, but unfortunately my main HD
died on
> > me
> > a few moments ago. The tweaks weren't too complex so I should be
able to put
> >
> > them back in quickly.
> > What would I do without IMAP (thanks Pier ;-)) and CVS ? (since of
course I
> > never back up anything) :-)
> > Remy
> >
> >
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