[kepler-dev] [Bug 1334] - need installer for kepler

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Wed Jan 23 15:47:17 PST 2008


------- Comment #9 from higgins at nceas.ucsb.edu  2008-01-23 15:47 -------
An open source installer package is made up of several packages, especially for
use on Windows OSs. The various steps are summarized here.

1) The ant target called 'makeinstaller' uses Izpack to create a jar file that
can be executed on any java enabled OS to step through an installer that
unpacks the various files of Kepler. The jar contains all the needed files from
within the $KEPLER directory.

2) The ant target 'buildwinexe' creates a Windows file called
'Kepler_launch.exe'. This file is already saved in CVS. It will launch Kepler
on a Windows machine (assuming kepler.jar has been created). It is inside the
Izpack installer.

3) The ant target 'buildwininstaller' creates a Windows executable file that
will start the jar file installer built by Izpack. This executable should check
for the presence of java and take the user to a web page for installing Java if
it is not present.

4)Another target is 'macjarbundler'. This is used for creating a standard
double-clickable application on the Mac from the IzPack jar file.

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