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Writing an installation description

In order to tell the compiler what, how and where to install an application, you need to create an installation description file.

It is processed by the IzPack compiler to create the installer that can be run to install your application.

For a more detailed description of this file see Writing Installation Descriptions.

Compiling the installation description

The compiler reads the installation description and uses the information to find and transform the artifacts into the runable installer. The compiler can be invoked from command line, by Maven or by Ant.

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  1. DCP Setup Maker is a powerful GUI tool using the IzPack project. It is built with Apache Pivot and helps you get all the packs you need, organize them with all necessary settings to write the install xml code, and some bat commands for you, then launches the izpack compiler to create an installer for your application.