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Create the Installer for Java Web Application with InstallAnyWhere Enterprise Edition

Shaik Vali
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Joined: Feb 07, 2008
Posts: 22


Hi Guys ,

I have a requirement like I need to create the installer for a very big Java WebApplication.

So that I have created sample web application with Jsp,Struts,Hibernate,Mysql , Weblogic.

I have downloaded InstallAnyWhere Enterprise edition and installed the tool.

If I want to create the installer for WebApplication I need to select main class or complete package name.

I am not getting what I need to select .


Could you please help me out how I can Create the installer for multiple platforms. by using InstallAnyWhere Enterprise Edition ?


Thanks a lot,
Shaik Vali
manoj r patil
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Joined: Jun 06, 2002
Posts: 181
While using InstallAnywhere, you need to first split your tasks into subtasks. You are packaging multiple products in a single distribution like mysql, weblogic, your application ear file and last but not the least, JRE.

Do you want to support on a single OS or multiple OSes?
Would you be distributing weblogic/mysql setup or exploded folder with configuration UI?
For running a program, it does give you batch file option so you can give that accordingly.

I have used this tool 2-3 years back and it works like a charm. The beauty of it is it supports commandline option and we used to package the distribution using ant directly from our code repository.

I would suggest you to do some basic reading and then start working on it.

hope this helps.


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Shaik Vali
Greenhorn

Joined: Feb 07, 2008
Posts: 22
Hi Manoj thanks for reply,

I would like to create installer to support multiple OSes.

How can I split into sub tasks ?

I have gone through docs ,there I found that we need to select main class .I did not understand how to proceed .


Guys please help me.


Thanks a lot,
Shaik Vali.
Shaik Vali
Greenhorn

Joined: Feb 07, 2008
Posts: 22
Hi Guys

in of the articles I found

"One of the trickiest parts of running a Java application is knowing what Java class file to invoke (Java applications may consist of hundreds of individual class files). InstallAnywhere has solved the complexity of this issue by allowing you to automatically find the application's Main Classes in the "Choose Main" step. Alternatively you can type in the fully-qualified package name for your main() class"

but in Java Web Application we don't have any main class ,so how we can choose that . Please help me guys.

Thanks
 
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