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Gabriel Beres
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Hi!

I have to make an istallation package by the latest version of installshield for my java app.

A specific requirement is to bundle the jre with the app, for preventing external dependencies.

I tried installshield 2008 express, but i couldn't find any java app support in it.

Do i searching in the wrong place?
 
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I don't know anything about InstallShield, but it sounds like Launch4J will be able to do what you want - and it's free.
 
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My customer's requirement is that i must use installshield, so trying anything else is not an option.
 
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We use InstallAnywhere. It's a commercial (i.e. you have to pay) Java-based installer. It can be used for Java or non-Java applications, but has extra features for Java. You can extend the installer with your own Java code.
 
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Thanks Peter!

Is the word anywhere means, that i can make installer with this for multiple platforms?

Anyway, platform independence is not important for me, so standard installshield 2008 would be ok too. Are you sure it is not capable of installing java apps?
 
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But Beres, if you are really required to use InstallShield, then InstallAnywhere is not going to help you either, because it is not the same as InstallShield. Either Launch4J or InstallAnywhere can do what you want, but if you are required to use InstallShield then that advice isn't worth much to you...

Anyway, if you must use InstallShield, then it's better if you ask the company that sells it how you can use it to do what you want.

http://www.macrovision.com/products/installation/installshield.htm
 
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Originally posted by Beres G�bor:
Are you sure it is not capable of installing java apps?


On the contrary, I am sure you can install Java applications with InstallShield. However, with a Java-based installer like InstallAnywhere, it will be quicker/easier for you to implement and smoother to your users to use.

InstallAnywhere is multi-platform. It knows about Windows (various flavours including Vista [hiss]), Mac OS X and Linux. For pure Java applications, it can make a truly portable installer that will run on any machine that has Java.

Note that InstallShield and InstallAnywhere are both from the same company, Macrovision, these days.
[ August 31, 2007: Message edited by: Peter Chase ]
 
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let's slide this over to the intermediate forum...
 
Gabriel Beres
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Thanks Peter! I tried Installshield Anywhere, and it is working very well. I think i will convince my customer to buy this one.
 
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