B4A / B4J - No installation deployment

Erel

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There are cases where you cannot run the installer as it needs administrator privileges.

It is quite simple to deploy these tools without the installer.

  1. Download innoextract: https://constexpr.org/innoextract/
    This tool allows you to unpack the installer files.
  2. Follow the instructions and download OpenJDK 11 + Android SDK + additional resources (last two are for B4A only).
  3. Run the IDE and configure the paths.
If you want to clone this configuration to other computers:

  1. Close the IDE.
  2. Find the ini file: C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Roaming\Anywhere Software\
  3. Copy it to the IDE folder - the place of the executable.
  4. You can now clone this configuration to other computers, assuming that the paths are the same.
 

pliroforikos

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So if we copy this ini file in the ide folder the application will run for every user of current machine? I have 24 pcs in 2 school lab and 5 different user for each one and i was wondering how to setup b4j and b4a fast
 

yiankos1

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So if we copy this ini file in the ide folder the application will run for every user of current machine? I have 24 pcs in 2 school lab and 5 different user for each one and i was wondering how to setup b4j and b4a fast
Διδάσκεις b4x στο σχολείο/σχολή; (Do you teach b4x at school?)
 

pliroforikos

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I have tested in 1 lab with 14pcs and 15 users. It works perfect but first you should make sure that everyone have read write permissions to the folder where b4x copied. I made a folder into C:\ named B4X in my pc and inside 4 folders:

C:\B4X
  • B4A
    • ExternalLibraries
  • B4J
    • ExternalLibraries
  • Android
  • Java
Then i set the paths and finally i copied the ini files.

Copied into C:\ to other machines and that's it.
 
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