[GLASSFISH-11276] Windows bundle: consider pre-installing UC toolkit packages Created: 07/Dec/09  Updated: 06/Mar/12

Status: Open
Project: glassfish
Component/s: installation
Affects Version/s: V3
Fix Version/s: not determined

Type: Improvement Priority: Major
Reporter: ckamps Assignee: scatari
Resolution: Unresolved Votes: 0
Labels: None
Remaining Estimate: Not Specified
Time Spent: Not Specified
Original Estimate: Not Specified
Environment:

Operating System: All
Platform: All


Issuezilla Id: 11,276

 Description   

In an effort to greatly streamline the installation of GlassFish on Windows,
consider pre-installing the UC packages in the v3 for Windows
.exe bundle. This opportunity came up again during evaluation of the following
issue where the dynamic installation of UC packages was causing hangs during the
GF initial installation process:

https://glassfish.dev.java.net/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=11185

Pre-installing the UC packages at the factory would increase the overall
size of the .exe download bundle, but since the download hit would be taken once
during initial download of the bundle, the user experience could be
significantly improved as opposed to having the user go through two
download stages out of the gate.

Note from Snjezana:

The suggestion of prebundling UC client for Windows specific installer bundles
is valid RFE but does require significant changes to GlassFish build process
since we would need to fork the additional assembly of Windows specific
installer payload file which would contain UC client in addition to existing
content.

We would presumably also need to preserve current .exe distributions without UC
client since the initial download size of the .exe bundle with UC client would
ironically still be smaller than the size of corresponding zip bundle due to the
fact that we can use jar compression in installer bundles.



 Comments   
Comment by Tom Mueller [ 06/Mar/12 ]

Bulk update to change fix version to "not determined" for all issues still open but with a fix version for a released version.

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