FAQ for iInstall Reborn

Frequently Asked Question for iInstall Reborn.

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I have obtained a license for iInstall Reborn but my customers still see the nag-screen when they install our software. Why is this?

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First thing to do is, to start iInstall Reborn Creator. Is your name displayed on the opening screen? If no, the license file is not in it’s proper location. The license file must reside in the same folder as the iInstCrt.jar file. Here is an example:

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If the name is shown, so far so good. When you have obtained a license, you must re-build the installation packages (JAR files) in order for the license to be added to the installation JAR file. If you have not done that, do it and try to run the installation JAR file yourself. If the problem is solved, that’s perfect. If not, send me the produced JAR file and I will take a look at it.

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Can iInstall Reborn read the script files that I made with ASInstall and iInstall?

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The script files (type *.aic) made with ASInstall and iInstall is not compatible with iInstall Reborn.

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Is there a trick to make it easier to add objects from a library to an installation package?

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There is one trick that can help you, if the objects have the same name but different types. First, navigate to the first object you want to add. Click on it, at then click on the button ‘Select’ in the Object Selector. Then copy all the text in the field containing the object name. Click OK and then click ‘Add object to group’. Back in the Object Selector, you paste the text into the name field. Then change the object type.

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In our company we think iInstall Reborn is super cool 🙂 We would like to have our company logo on the Welcome screen of the installer. Is that possible?

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That depends on a few things. Send me an email, including a PNG of your logo and I will see what is possible.

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I have downloaded iInstall Reborn and tested it. I have many ideas for new features. How do I tell you about them?

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Thank you for using iInstall Reborn. You should create a user profile on this site and add a message to the forum ‘Suggestions for new and changed features‘. In this message describe the features you have thought of.

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We have tested iInstall Reborn and found that this is a cool tool. We would like to add functionality to iInstall. Can we have a copy of the source codes?

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iInstall Reborn is a cool tool. You cannot have a copy of the source code. What you can do, is to register in the forum and create a message containing a description of the functionality you want to have in a future version.

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I am an independent IBM i software developer and I think iInstall Reborn is cool. Will you release the source code on, like, Sourceforge, because I would like to see how you are using JTOpen/JT400?

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The source code will not be general available on any service. You can find many examples on how to use JTOpen and JT400, just search on Google, Bing or any search engine.