offtopic: What is name of install system for IDEA 5?

What is name of install system for IDEA 5?
Native WIN32 exe

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Hello usa,

u> What is name of install system for IDEA 5?
u> Native WIN32 exe

Our Win32 installer is built using Nullsoft Install System: http://nsis.sourceforge.net/

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Just curious.. Didn't you guys use to use InstallAnywhere? If so,
what made you switch to NSIS?

Thanks,

Vince.


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Hello Vincent,

VM> Just curious.. Didn't you guys use to use InstallAnywhere? If so,
VM> what made you switch to NSIS?

We did. I didn't participate in that decision, but as far as I understand,
one of the main reasons for the switch was the ease of maintaining the installer.
The list of files to install is generated automatically for NSIS, while with
InstallAnywhere it was necessary to use the GUI of the product every time
a file was added or removed from the installation.

Plus, NSIS has a much more native look in Windows. And (unlike a number of
other installation systems I previously used) it always works.

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Dmitry Jemerov
Software Developer
JetBrains, Inc.
http://www.jetbrains.com
"Develop with pleasure!"


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NSIS also generates a much smaller installable. 18 megabytes smaller
according to Maxim:
http://www.intellij.net/forums/thread.jsp?forum=22&thread=122417&message=3439904#3439904

Bas

Dmitry Jemerov (JetBrains) wrote:

Hello Vincent,

VM> Just curious.. Didn't you guys use to use InstallAnywhere? If so,
VM> what made you switch to NSIS?

We did. I didn't participate in that decision, but as far as I understand,
one of the main reasons for the switch was the ease of maintaining the installer.
The list of files to install is generated automatically for NSIS, while with
InstallAnywhere it was necessary to use the GUI of the product every time
a file was added or removed from the installation.

Plus, NSIS has a much more native look in Windows. And (unlike a number of
other installation systems I previously used) it always works.

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Dmitry Jemerov (JetBrains) wrote:

We did. I didn't participate in that decision, but as far as I
understand, one of the main reasons for the switch was the ease of
maintaining the installer. The list of files to install is generated
automatically for NSIS, while with InstallAnywhere it was necessary to
use the GUI of the product every time a file was added or removed from
the installation.

Plus, NSIS has a much more native look in Windows. And (unlike a number
of other installation systems I previously used) it always works.


I find myself annoyed by InstallAnywhere as well, but we need to be able
to install on multiple platforms (Windows, Linux, Solaris, AIX, HPUX) so
unfortunately NSIS is out of the question. Does anybody have any
suggestions for decent (Java) installer systems that are scriptable like
NSIS?

Ciao,
Gordon

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Gordon Tyler schrieb:

I find myself annoyed by InstallAnywhere as well, but we need to be able
to install on multiple platforms (Windows, Linux, Solaris, AIX, HPUX) so
unfortunately NSIS is out of the question. Does anybody have any
suggestions for decent (Java) installer systems that are scriptable like
NSIS?


Maybe Install4j is what your are looking for -> www.install4j.com , i
have never used nsis but u can a do lot with install4j.
mega plus for me, it can be automated via ant.
take a look at the feature list or try the eval version if it fits your
needs.

Andreas

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