jfx:native - MSI installer change request

Scott Lewis scott.lewis at nsidc.org
Wed Oct 1 22:04:33 UTC 2014

My apologies, I overlooked that this project has a JIRA tracker.  I'll 
file this request there.


On 10/01/2014 03:59 PM, Scott Lewis wrote:
> When I was using the jfx:native maven goal to create an installer for
> Windows using MSI, most of it works fine.  However, I wanted to
> customize the dialogs that are shown during the installation process.  I
> can get the configuration files OK, but the problem is that in order for
> it to work completely, the WixUIExtension needs to be included in the
> command line (using an "-ext WixUIExtension" option).
> Unfortunately, there is no way to add this when running the installer.
> The code (WinMsiBundler.java) hardcodes the WixUtilExtension, but that
> is all.
> Ideally, it would be nice to be able to specify any number of arbitrary
> extensions at the command line, perhaps via some kind of flag like
> -Dextension=WixUIExtension, which then gets passed into the
> WinMsiBundler to create more "-ext XYZExtension" options).  But even
> just having the UI extension hardcoded inthere would get it to work.
> I can probably just do the change locally and install a custom version
> of the JFX stuff in my repository, but I think it would be a worthwhile
> change to the repo overall.
> Thanks!
> Scott Lewis

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