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  • input: the XML installation file. The installation can be specified as an external file, or embedded using a config child element.
  • output: the output jar installer file
  • installerType: (optional), possible values: standard or web. If web, the <webdir> attribute must be specified in the input file. Used to force creation of a standard installer when the <webdir> attribute has been used.
  • inheritAll: (optional, boolean). If true all properties defined in the ant build process are transmitted to izpack parser for substitution. 

  • baseDir: the base directory to resolve the relative paths
  • izPackDir: the IzPack home directory (the target directory when executing the izpack-dist.jar)
  • mkdirs: whether to automatically create the parent directories of the installer jar to be built.
  • inheritAll: If true, pass all Ant properties to IzPack. Defaults to false.
  • compression: The compression format to set for pack compression
    Optional compression format for single files defined in <packs>. All files in all packs except those explicitly marked as <pack200/> are automatically added compressed in the given format and uncompressed later when the installer starts. This may significantly decrease the installer size, but take some more time to compile the installer and install the files later.
    See also Compressing pack files for more information on this feature.
    Possible values: default |gz |bzip2 |xz |lzma | rawdeflate
    Default: default (the internal deflate compression - zip format) (uncompressed)
    Since: IzPack 5.1 (has been broken in 5.0) 
  • compressionLevel: The compression level if the default compression format is usedof the resulting installer jar file.
    This attribute has nothing in common with the compression attribute declared above, which defines compression for single files added in packs, but defines just the compression level of the whole installer jar file itself.
    Possible values: -1 (choose default compression level), 0 (fastest compression) .. 9 (best compression)
    Default: -1 9 

Nested elements:

  • <config>
    Used for embedding the contents of install.xml as CDATA directly to the build file (see the example in the section below)
  • <property>
    Add a property to the build visible only to the IzPack task. The Syntax is the same like for defining properties in Ant.
  • <propertyset>
    Add a property set to the build visible only to the IzPack task. The Syntax is the same like for defining a propertyset in Ant.