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Subject Re: Using InstallAnywhere for Tomcat installer
Date Wed, 24 Apr 2002 14:27:23 GMT
+1 from me.

Having a cross-platform and consistent installer would be good for tomcat.

My only concern - I hope the 'one licence' would cover all versions of 
tomcat and more than one release manager ( and maybe it can be assigned to 
Mr. Gump and automated ).


On Tue, 23 Apr 2002, Remy Maucherat wrote:

> I have been contacted by Zero G Software with the possibility of using
> InstallAnywhere for making a Tomcat installer.
> Tomcat currently uses NSIS for the Windows installer, and while it is
> powerful enough to get the job done, it is not multiplatform, and has a few
> annoying functional limitations. However, there's a major advantage to using
> NSIS, because it is open-source software. To get around this, Zero G has
> offered to donate a license of InstallAnywhere to Tomcat, as well as
> installer code.
> If we decide to use InstallAnywhere, it would probably be a good idea to put
> the installer code in a separate repository (jakarta-tomcat-installer ?),
> and also move the NSIS script there. The rationale is that while a NSIS
> install script is very small (one file, plus a few resources), an
> InstallAnywhere script is made of a significant number of Java classes.
> Of course, I don't see a reason for stopping to use the (already working)
> NSIS script, at least in the immediate future.
> Comments / votes ?
> Remy
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