[izpack-users] JDKPathPanel on Mac

Markus Schlegel markus.schlegel at pulinco.com
Thu Dec 14 16:35:55 CET 2006

I can not agree with you, that an OS independent Installer should not have a dependency to OS dependent components.

Every Windows installer MUST in every case write to the registry, at least to place the Uninstaller information.
If it does not, it is just a better file copy tool, but not an installer. Times are over, where you could just do what you want when installing. Our customers expect some common behavior from our Software and this includes to be windows compliant.

Maybe IzPAck should write different Installers for different Platforms, like other OS independent installers do (InstallAnywhere for example). In this case, it could deliver launchers along with the Window's installer & Uninstaller.

But again, this requires a lot of work to do.. 



-----Original Message-----
From: izpack-users-bounces at lists.berlios.de [mailto:izpack-users-bounces at lists.berlios.de] On Behalf Of Bartz, Klaus
Sent: Thursday, December 14, 2006 3:50 PM
To: izpack-users at lists.berlios.de
Subject: Re: [izpack-users] JDKPathPanel on Mac

Hi Greg,
it is simple a try to get a default value.
The best way on Windows will be to look into the registry, but this dependency should not be exist in a OS independant installer.
Therefore the execute and scan of the output of the VM called with -version.
I never use it without a min and max version for the VM. 



>-----Original Message-----
>From: izpack-users-bounces at lists.berlios.de
>[mailto:izpack-users-bounces at lists.berlios.de]On Behalf Of Grégory 
>Sent: Thursday, December 14, 2006 3:40 PM
>To: izpack-users at lists.berlios.de
>Subject: Re: [izpack-users] JDKPathPanel on Mac
>On 14/12/06, Bartz, Klaus <Klaus.Bartz at coi.de> wrote:
>> It works for my requirements. If you do not like it, do not use it.
>> If you have suggestions to make it better, send a patch to us.
>I totally agree with that point of view, but to make a valuable patch, 
>I need to understand what the ideas were behind the current 
>implementations - especially since we're dealing with many platforms 
>and I lack time/resources to test on all of them, just like you.
>Sorry if too much frustration pours through my mails.
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