jfx:native - MSI installer change request

Danno Ferrin danno.ferrin at oracle.com
Wed Oct 1 22:10:15 UTC 2014

Would a "pass through" of certian command line arguments work?

I'm not terribly familiar with WiX but does the order of the command line arguments (other than the relative order of the same command) matter?  i.e. if we insert a user supplied string at a single point would that get you as far as you need? 

On Oct 1, 2014, at 3:04 PM, Scott Lewis <scott.lewis at nsidc.org> wrote:

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