"Windows Installer" gone in KMD17?

Greetings All,

I’ve just started using KMD17 and found that the “Windows Installer” section of the KPS editor is no more. Is there a new approach to follow for creating installers?

Apologies if I’m overlooking available information on the topic. A note on the change would be helpful to add to the " What’s new in Keyman Developer 17.0" web page.

thanks!

Hello @dyacob,

Thank you for raising this up. I created a feature request after finding no resource to help with this, and hopefully we could get some answers whether the feature is deprecated and is there another solution to get the .exe file.

As of now, we should be able to use the .kmp file with Keyman and I will continue giving you updates when possible.

A lot of the team is away for a few weeks, so it might take some time to get a definitive answer.

I think the Windows package installer got replaced with the new kmc compiler. Details at

Note: the current standalone files are at
https://downloads.keyman.com/windows/stable/17.0.326/

Apologies if I’m overlooking available information on the topic. A note on the change would be helpful to add to the " What’s new in Keyman Developer 17.0" web page.

We can update the issue @mengheng created to improve our documentation

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Thank You @mengheng & @darcy , I’ll look into learning to use kmc .

I think it is still useful to have the exe compiler integrated into the KMD interface, I used the feature quite a bit.

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If you look in the Source tab you’ll still see the <MSIFileName/>. I suspect you can edit the source and add in the msi that way even if it’s not available through the UI.

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We moved away from using <MSIFileName/> data in the package. This is because it is putting data specific to a given computer into a shared data file. Instead, use:

kmc build windows-package-installer --msi <path-to-keyman-desktop.msi> --exe <path-to-setup.exe> --license <path-to-keyman-license.txt>

feat(developer): remove Delphi package installer compiler 🎺 by mcdurdin · Pull Request #9616 · keymanapp/keyman · GitHub was where we removed the UX from Keyman Developer. I intended to write up a KB article on how to use kmc instead but lost track of that, sorry.

Reference documentation: kmc command line reference

Now, added a note to the What’s New Page: docs: Add windows-package-installer notes to whats-new.md by mcdurdin · Pull Request #1303 · keymanapp/help.keyman.com · GitHub

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