[ILUG] Cross platform building.
chris.collins at ulaa.ul.ie
Wed Sep 19 11:48:43 IST 2007
Hey Guys 'n Gals.
I've been googling around for a while, but haven't come up with much. I've
been given a task to set up a continuous build environment for my project.
It's mostly Java with a few JNI bits. Ideally I'd like to call ant, and
have the build system spit out an Msi installer for Windows and an Rpm for
linux. My problem is getting the installers to build.
For Windows we've decided to use Wix, as it supports a lot of what we want
our installer to do (and it seems to suck less than InstallSheild). From
what I've found, Wix is .net based, and there seems to be a few blog posts
about having it run on mono, though I haven't been able to find a howto. If
I could get this working, I could set up continuum or something similar on
Linux and have it build both installers.
Alternatively, I could set up my build environment on Windows, but then I
need to find a way to build an rpm there. I've tried rpmbuild under cygwin
without much success. I also haven't been able to find much info generally
on building rpms on windows.
I would be much obliged if anybody can provide me some info on:
A. how to build an rpm on windows,
B. how to run the Wix toolchain on mono, or
C. has any other ideas I haven't considered
m: +353 87 4189477
e: chris.collins at ulaa.ul.ie
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