JDK-4353300 : Improved Installer
  • Type: Enhancement
  • Component: deploy
  • Sub-Component: webstart
  • Affected Version: jaws-0.9-ea
  • Priority: P2
  • Status: Closed
  • Resolution: Fixed
  • OS: windows_nt
  • CPU: x86
  • Submitted: 2000-07-14
  • Updated: 2001-03-26
  • Resolved: 2001-03-26
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1.0.1 1.0.1Fixed
Description
Placeholder for what we want to do with the installer. Might need
better installer for Solaris and Linux, as well as Windows.

Comments
CONVERTED DATA BugTraq+ Release Management Values COMMIT TO FIX: 1.0.1 FIXED IN: 1.0.1 INTEGRATED IN: 1.0.1 VERIFIED IN: 1.0.1
2004-08-31

EVALUATION Well, we didn't do anything for Linux or Solaris but the Nullsoft installer is IN for Windows. The #1 thing about Nullsoft is the small install header size - Nullsoft only adds about 50k to the I18N Java Web Start (less for US-only) and has a pretty good feature set for such a small size. Nullsoft uses .nsi script files to build installers. The nullsoft source has been modified from a free distribution from Nullsoft, Inc to accomadate JavaWS install requirements (internationalization was the big one). The Nullsoft source is in src/win32/nsis. exehead is the executable header, which is built and then appended with a data block by the built makenssi, which is the script compiler. -stephen.bohne@East 2001-02-23
2001-02-23