[gephi-dev] Windows installer creation
mathieu.bastian at gmail.com
Sat May 14 07:23:48 CEST 2011
On Fri, May 13, 2011 at 8:55 PM, Keheliya Gallaba <
keheliya.gallaba at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Devs,
> After a long time. I'm trying to figure out the current build process
> of gephi, so you will see lot of questions from me here in the coming
> days. :-) For a start, I thought to explore Windows installer creation
> These are the steps involved, as I understood from gephi-0.8.iss
> Getting input for Destination Directory and Group Name.
> Getting input for shortcut creation and file associations.
> Copying files to destination directory
> Creating short cuts & launchers
> Modifying Registry values (Please explain to me what is been done here
> except setting file associations.)
> Deleting already existing config files.
That is correct. The registry lines are 100% for the file association,
> Please add if I missed any. I would like to know are there any
> specific reasons for specifically selecting 'InnoSetup'. I just asked
> cz I found a cross platform solution IzPack which creates Windows &
> MacOSX application bundles directly from jars.
No specific reasons, except it is one of the most used, and has a decent
level of customization with few work. I don't know if IzPack has all the
features we need, cross platform would be nice. But I always found IzPack
installers looking cheap/not professional, especially because they put their
URL on every installers.
Note that Gephi is not only JARs, the complete gephi folder needs to be
> BTW I have added my GSoC proposal to a wikipage here. Please let me
> know your suggestions about my approach.
I like you plan, and I'm very excited by how this is gonne make our release
> Thanks & Regards,
>  http://izpack.org/features/
> Keheliya Gallaba
> Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering,
> University of Moratuwa,
> Sri Lanka
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