So I’m trying to work out how best to handle the MSI installers in the future. There’s a number of issues surrounding the current process and such, so I’ll identify some issues and ‘requirements’ first:
Currently, the MSI does not support the same functionality (like Spark.vmoptions) that the EXE installer does.
We use Advanced Installer to build the MSI (version 4.8/4.9) and quite frankly I couldn’t get it to behave properly last time. I had to ask Derek to build the MSIs for me. This is not good.
Likewise, the process is currently not something we can automate. The installers have to be built manually from the A.I. gui.
What I’d like to see:
Something we can automate easily. Should be able to run unattended.
Something that will provide the same functionality as the EXE installer, so perhaps something that converts EXEs to MSIs?
So, are you all aware of anything that fits these descriptions? (Free or not free) Any leads would be helpful! Links would be helpful too if you don’t mind. =)
Also, are there things ‘wrong with the EXE files’ that I should be aware of?