[izpack-users] Maven2-based HelloWorld operation

Sandor Vroemisse svroemisse at gmail.com
Thu Jul 12 09:51:43 CEST 2007

Jason Thrasher wrote:
> Hi All,
> I'm looking into using IzPack for a project, and I'm struggling to 
> figure out how to create an installer bundle for my program 
> using Maven.  There doesn't appear to be any documentation or examples 
> for the new files in the Maven2 repo on ibiblio.
> While the old plugin appears to be written for Maven-1, which is 
> documented here: 
> http://maven-plugins.sourceforge.net/maven-izpack-plugin/  Is there a 
> new plugin for Maven2?
> Do the jars in the Maven2 repository used similarly to the old Maven1 
> plugin?
> http://maven.ozacc.com/search?keyword=izpack&type=jar 
> <http://maven.ozacc.com/search?keyword=izpack&type=jar>

Since response is slow, I'll add my 2 cents - FWIW.

I don't know anything about Maven, I use Ant. In Ant, I run the Izpack 
compiler as a Java program - without using any special tags. Like so:

        <java    classname="com.izforge.izpack.compiler.Compiler"
            <arg value="-o"/>
            <arg file="${temp.dir}/installer.jar"/>

I suppose you can do something similar with Maven.

Hint: running
java -jar lib/compiler.jar -?
from the izpack dir will show the command-line options.

Sandor Vroemisse

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