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Posted by brucew 
windows installer
December 29, 2007 03:55PM
I have created a first run at a windows installer.

some things to know.
it installs the host software and places it in the program files reprap 2 folder by default. it then checks to see if you have java 6.0.3 installed and if not installs it then does the same for java 3d 1.5 this is a first run and a beta!!
this is also the most current host software built on dec 23 07 this program also installs a folder in the reprap 2 folder that has the .stl parts files, and a folder for the 200 step firmware and the build is of the same time as the host software.

some bugs
1. it does not install a short cut to the programs or desktop folders. to run the host program go to c:\Program Files\Reprap02 and run the reprap-host.bat file
2. there is not an icon for the program created.
3. there is not a readme file explaining the software
4. if does not look to see if you have a newer copy of the jvm installed only to see if it is 6.0.3
here is the link to download it is 20 meg.
5. it does not remove the jre and j3d files when you uninstall.


Bruce Wattendorf
Re: windows installer
December 29, 2007 04:10PM
Here is a link to a zipped copy of the folder I used to make the .exe in it there is a folder that has nis and nis editor. this is for anybody who wants to help out with this venture the current script is there also..


Bruce Wattendorf
Re: windows installer
January 22, 2008 09:03AM
I was trying to find out if anybody has tried the installer and if it did/did not work. and any ideas.

Bruce Wattendorf
Re: windows installer
January 22, 2008 04:02PM
I'll try to give it a go tonight and see how it does.
Re: windows installer
January 22, 2008 05:01PM
It didnt work for me at first under parallels. Java not found when running the .bat

I manually installed Java 6 and re-ran it. Got the java3d error.

Not sure if this is parallels related or not, but the windows installer needs to install everything and have the app start right up without any extra configuration.
Re: windows installer
January 22, 2008 06:19PM
It seems to have created an empty RepRap folder in my Start menu but, otherwise, it seems to have worked.
Re: windows installer
January 23, 2008 05:36AM

Tried this on a laptop never used with reprap before.

Installation seemed to go ok but when I ran the bat file I got the following result.
Sorry I have no idea what it means but I hope it helps.

C:\Program Files\Reprap02>reprap-host

C:\Program Files\Reprap02>java -Xmx384M -jar Reprap.jar
Exception in thread "RepRap" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: javax/vecmath/Tuple
at org.reprap.Main.createAndShowGUI(Unknown Source)
at org.reprap.Main.access$2400(Unknown Source)
at org.reprap.Main$23.run(Unknown Source)
at java.awt.event.InvocationEvent.dispatch(Unknown Source)
at java.awt.EventQueue.dispatchEvent(Unknown Source)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpOneEventForFilters(Unknown Source)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForFilter(Unknown Source)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForHierarchy(Unknown Source)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(Unknown Source)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(Unknown Source)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.run(Unknown Source)

C:\Program Files\Reprap02>


Re: windows installer
January 23, 2008 07:08AM
Hi Ian,

... i remember the same error on my Notebook with XP - 'think i solved it by reinstalling the additional packages a second time and following the hints to copy all the DLL's and files to the actual Java-paths ...

Re: windows installer
January 23, 2008 11:10AM
Yep got same result as Ian maybe it's just an Ian thing smiling smiley

Re: windows installer
January 23, 2008 12:30PM
Could be that the reason it worked for me is that I've already got the 3D packages in my extensions directory.
Re: windows installer
January 26, 2008 02:13PM
If any interested Reprap developers could generate the
installer from the Reprap development environment,
and see whether that works for them, I'd be very
interested in their results.

You'll need the normal (Linux) Reprap host code and
firmware development setup, and also the Linux nsis
package (sudo apt-get install nsis # works in Ubuntu).

Then you can:

# cd to nsis inside your checked out Reprap host code
cd ~/projects/reprap/Reprap/nsis

and if all goes well generate yourself a fresh NSIS-based .exe
installer which you can then test on your Windows box.

This windows installer is almost certainly *not* ready for use
by Windows-only users yet -- intended for developers only at
this point, but stay tuned!

I'll also try to retest on a Windows box after removing Java
and any lingering Java3D or j3d.org libraries, in case I can
duplicate the issue being reported about not finding the
libraries here, using the current installer.


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