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Lou_Elston
Pilgrim

Learning InstallAnywhere

I am a Windows InstallShield developer. I have no experience with Java, Linux, etc., is there any point in my trying to learn Install Anywhere without that experience (to become more marketable), if so...where to start? Thanks.
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buogr01
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In my experience, you need to learn some basic java. I've written a number of installers in IA however I usually find there are one or more CustomCodeActions or CustomCodePanels I have to end up writing. This is not advanced Java for the most part, but I think basic Java knowledge is a huge advantage when working with IA.
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Lou_Elston
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What about other OS knowledge

All my experience is Windows, what would I need to know about other operations systems, and which ones (for testing the install, etc)?
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jerome_IA
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Re: Learning InstallAnywhere

Lou Elston wrote:
All my experience is Windows, what would I need to know about other operations systems, and which ones (for testing the install, etc)?


At least if you have some scripting on windows, you will probably need to re-do them on linux

e.g. you should be able to 'translate' your batch and/or .vbs and/or .js scripts to linux shell scripts.

--Jerome
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Lou_Elston
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Other Operating systems knowledge

I only know the windows OS, what is the minimum knowledge that I should have of another OS, and is there one in particular that I should know? thanks.
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ranga_tumati
Pilgrim

Re: Learning InstallAnywhere

The basic knowledge on Linux OS should be a good point to start with IA. If you wish to develop multi-platform installers, you should have basic knowledge of Shell Scripting and Linux commands.
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