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  1. JDK
  2. JDK-8092367

Improve default WiX config file (.wxs)

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: P4
    • Resolution: Won't Fix
    • Affects Version/s: 8u20
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: deploy
    • Environment:

      Windows

      Description

      [1] I use packager API and set VENDOR = myVendor
      In the .wxs file I read:

      Manufacturer="Unknown"

      And in several places related to Registry there is a key value such as Key="SOFTWARE\Unknown\..."

      In all these places the value of VENDOR might be used (this could be considered as a bug isn't it ?).

      [2] Still in the .wxs file I read:

      <Package Description="MyAppName" Comments="None"

      The value "None" for Comments has little added value. It is readable in the HUD that comes up when you hover the MSI file (attached snapshot). I suggest to use the value of DESCRIPTION if it differs from the application name, otherwise to not set it (or set it to empty string if the field is required).

      [3] In "Add / Remove Programs" the icon file isn't used. This is not homogeneous with what we get when producing an EXE with packager + InnoSetup (attached snapshots).
      It seems simple to add the missing line to the .wxs so that user experience with MSI becomes as good as with the EXE: see http://wixtoolset.org/documentation/manual/v3/howtos/ui_and_localization/configure_arp_appearance.html
      Today there's already these lines related to icon in the default .wxs file:
        <Icon Id="DesktopIcon.exe" SourceFile="MyApp.ico" />
        <Icon Id="StartMenuIcon.exe" SourceFile="MyApp.ico" />

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            Assignee:
            asemenyuk Alexey Semenyuk
            Reporter:
            yjoan Yves Joan (Inactive)
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