On behalf of the whole IzPack project team, I am pleased to announce the releases of IzPack 4.3.4 and IzPack 5.0.0-beta7.

You can download those releases from the IzPack downloads page and through Maven.

All credits for the release of IzPack 4.3.4 should go to Mark Miller who did a significant effort to backport fixes from the 5.0 branch to the aging 4.3 branch. Meanwhile, the development of IzPack 5 is going forward and you are highly encouraged to test it on your own projects. Some people have reported success in using IzPack 5 beta releases in production settings.

We would like to thank all our contributors and developers for making this release possible! Big thanks also go to our loyal users.

Finally, please remember that IzPack is not an opensource project with corporate backing, hence this is why we greatly need your help and contributions for developing it!

Release Notes for IzPack 4.3.4

Maven users should use version 4.3.4-SNAPSHOT of the standalone compiler plugin. The Nexus Codehaus repository does not allow us to release this plugin anymore.

The following issues went into this release:


Release Notes for IzPack 5.0.0-beta7

The following Git commits went into this release:

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[maven-release-plugin] copy for tag izpack-5.0.0-beta7

Anthonin Bonnefoy (3):
[izpack-651] Be sure to include directory entries in jar so that package detection can work later.
[izpac-651] Don't copy stream if it is a directory
Merge branch 'master' of ssh://git.codehaus.org/izpack

Cory Downey (1):
Replace uses of ZipOutputStream/ZipEntry/ZipException with JarOutputStream/JarEntry/JarException IZPACK-662

Julien Ponge (21):
[maven-release-plugin] prepare for next development iteration
Version bump on plugins and dependencies.
IZPACK-652 - This patch runs the workingDir through the IOHelper.translatePath function.
Forward port of the fix for IZPACK-654 from the 4.3 branch.
Merge remote-tracking branches 'origin/develop' and 'codehaus/master' into develop
IZPACK-647: Unable to launch wizard (panel) after creating the setup.exe in windows 7
Merge branch 'master', remote-tracking branch 'origin/develop' into develop
Fixes a NPE.
Merge branch 'master' into develop
Fix for IZPACK-528 by Timothy Fridey.
Fix for IZPACK-656 by Marcelo Marzola Bossoni.
Fixes a broken cherry-pick.
Fix for IZPACK-660 by Manny Lim.
Fixing bad links
Maven Site Plugin upgraded.
Slovak translation update by Milan Madzia.
Version bumps for some dependencies.
IZPACK-664: make the build work again with Maven2
Do not bundle the source code anymore.
[maven-release-plugin] prepare release izpack-5.0.0-beta7

Phillip (1):
Allows ProcessPanel executeFile to have a workingDir