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Install shield for my J2EE apllication

S Venkatesh
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Joined: Jun 27, 2005
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Hai All,

My question is very simple.I have a J2EE application. Can is make an install shield for it? are there any tools that can be used to create the installer?

Please help me in this regard.

Thank you
Venkatesh S
Annie Smith
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Joined: Mar 05, 2005
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I haven't heard of any. And I am not sure why you should need an installer for your J2EE app.


Cheers!<br /><b>Annie</b>
S Venkatesh
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Hai Annie,

http://www.pds-site.com/InstallShield/InstallShield/default.htm
Visit this link..you can find one. But its licensed

Regards
Venkatesh S
Annie Smith
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Originally posted by Venkatesh Sai:
Hai Annie,

http://www.pds-site.com/InstallShield/InstallShield/default.htm
Visit this link..you can find one. But its licensed

Regards
Venkatesh S


I know about InstallShield. I had been working with VC++ when I used it frequently. But I fail to comprehend the reason you need an installer to install your J2EE application. IMO, it should be as easy as... place this EAR somewhere and follow the instructions.

If you were installing a stand alone client application where some of the users are not aware of many features besides click here and click there, it is good to provide and installer and ask them to follow the instructions that appear.

If you really need an installer, I would suggest you to use Google and search for "freeware installer" or something of that sort. There must be one or two around.
S Venkatesh
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Joined: Jun 27, 2005
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Hi,

The major thing i wanted to achive using the installer was that i had to create a new DB schema and run the sql scripts to create the tables,triggers,sequences and stored procedures needed by my application. I have already written a small java application which does that by reading the SQL statements from a script file. I wanted to execute this application during installation so that the DB scripts can be executed and DB schema created. However this can be achived using "InstallShield" but it is licenced.

Regards
Venkatesh S
 
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