Userfriendly installation of Java application on Windows (MSI)
I'm not sure, this is the right forum, but maybe it is related to the Java Kernel stuff in Java 6 Update 10.
Until now we created two different Windows bundles for our application users: one with an embedded JRE (copied to a subdirectory of our application installation; the JRE is not installed themself on the user machine) and one without. Both installation bundles were created using InnoSetup.
We are planning to distribute our application using MSI files in the future (using WiX3). Embedding a JRE also would be possible, but maybe it would be better to check the existence of a decent JRE at installation time and - if not present - install the latest Java 6 (or better: Java 6 Update 10) automatically.
We definitely don't want to abort the installation to tell the user that (s)he needs to download and install Java from the somewhere before (s)he can proceed. We want to make the installatiion process as user-friendly as possible (out-of-the-box). What is the way SUN suggests to install Java applications? Is there anybody who already has created such an MSI installer using WiX?
Thanks in advance,