[ajug-members] Windows deployment
andexor at yahoo.com
Mon Jul 26 16:28:24 EDT 2004
I've been using the Wise Installation System for the past 8 years. My latest deployment was so
complex I had to write a custom installer in Java because I needed to update XML files and
property files and integrate with various other installers. But for someone new to packaging for
Windows, I recommend Wise.
--- John Wells <jb at sourceillustrated.com> wrote:
> Peter Wang said:
> > If you are only going to install on windows, try NSIS at
> > http://nsis.sourceforge.net/
> Thanks for the link. However, isn't installation only part of the
> problem? What about generating executables that properly include your
> libraries and run the application (I'm not positive, but I don't think you
> can package mutiple jars in one big jar file and then make it executable).
> What other deployment difficulties does one face?
> I guess what I'm looking for is a "Lessons Learned" resource describing
> the difficulties faced and tips/tricks gained from releasing a java gui on
> Windows platforms.
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