Create a native javafx app with Inno Setup and maven


Question

I've a little JavaFX app and I use Maven for managing the dependencies thanks to the javafx-maven-plugin.

This plugin have an option who will build a native installer based on the settings (mvn jfx:build-native) using InnoSetup (on windows)

That's work pretty well but I can't find where I can specify all the Inno Setup options (like those visible here). Did I have to add something on my pom ? Did I have to create a .iss file ? If yes, how to specify the link to this file ?

Any idea ?

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5/29/2013 9:49:53 AM

Where to put "Inno Setup" file (*.iss)?

When using javafx-maven-plugin you can add inno setup file into:

src/main/deploy/package/windows/project-name.iss

Referencing files in iss

If you need to reference some files in setup file your root will be on:

target/jfx/native/bundles

So for example to pack whole project use:

...
[Files]
Source: "project-name\*"; DestDir: "{app}"; Flags: ignoreversion recursesubdirs createallsubdirs
...

That will pack all files from:

target/jfx/native/bundles/project-name/*

Adding application icon

For simple icon you can just put it in:

src/main/deploy/package/windows/project-name.ico

And in iss put this:

...
[Icons]
Name: "{group}\{#MyAppName}"; Filename: "{app}\{#MyAppExeName}"
Name: "{commondesktop}\{#MyAppName}"; Filename: "{app}\{#MyAppExeName}"; Tasks: desktopicon
...

And don`t forget to define: MyAppExeName and MyAppName.

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10/29/2013 12:01:58 AM

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