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From Carl Marcum <>
Subject Re: [PACKAGING 4.1.2-patch1 Binaries] (was RE: [TESTING] Applying openoffice-4.1.2-patch1 for Windows)
Date Wed, 10 Aug 2016 10:44:05 GMT
On 08/10/2016 03:09 AM, Jan Høydahl wrote:
>> 9. aug. 2016 kl. 13.23 skrev Carl Marcum <>:
>> ...
>> Could we use a cross-platform installer like izpack [1]?
>> I started trying it out last weekend and it looks like it could do the job of running
a rename script and copying in the library.
> I previously used izPack for cross platform install of a Tomcat application.
> You can develop custom plugins for izPack as well as custom scripts, so creating something
which looks for AOO in a number
> of predefined locations, and also validates the correct version dependency, would probably
be within reach as well.
> I think you can tell izPack to do actions with elevated privileges.
> I also tested generating a Windows-executable wrapper using Launch4J (
<>), and it worked well.
> The resulting exe file is self contained, will auto-resolve any installed JRE on the
system, or display a popup with
> Java download link if it cannot find Java on the system. Launch4J can also generate executable
wrappers for macOS but
> I did not try that. Both izPack and launch4j can be built from e.g. an Ant build script.
> --
> Jan Høydahl, search solution architect
> Cominvent AS -

Hi Jan,

That's good information. I hadn't seen launch4j before.

Even though we probably won't use an installer for this case, I have 
other uses for launch4j.

Thanks for the tip !


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