Santi Santi - 13 days ago 4
Java Question

Check Java is present before installing

I'm creating an Inno Setup installer for a jar app.
What I want to do right now is to check if java is present before proceeding with the install. So I only need to be sure the users will be able to run:

java -jar my-app.jar


What I'm doing right now is:

[Code]

function InitializeSetup(): Boolean;
var
ErrorCode: Integer;
JavaInstalled : Boolean;
Result1 : Boolean;
begin
JavaInstalled := RegKeyExists(HKLM,'SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Java Runtime Environment\1.6');
if JavaInstalled then
begin
Result := true;
end else
begin
Result1 := MsgBox('This tool requires Java Runtime Environment version 1.6 or newer to run. Please download and install the JRE and run this setup again. Do you want to download it now?',
mbConfirmation, MB_YESNO) = idYes;
if Result1 = false then
begin
Result:=false;
end else
begin
Result:=false;
ShellExec('open',
'http://javadl.sun.com/webapps/download/AutoDL?BundleId=33787',
'','',SW_SHOWNORMAL,ewNoWait,ErrorCode);
end;
end;
end;
end;


My questions are:


  • Is checking the registry enough to be sure java's home dir will be in the PATH? (to be able to run "java" in the console)

  • If a higher version of java is installed, will that key in the registry exist anyway or I will have to check for each higher version possible?

  • Does anyone have a better way to download java than just showing a popup and taking the users to the download page?


Answer

I hope someone finds this useful, what I did is reusing some piece of the code placed in Inno Setups wiki to make a < > comparison with the version as a number:

{ Both DecodeVersion and CompareVersion functions where taken from the  wiki }
procedure DecodeVersion (verstr: String; var verint: array of Integer);
var
  i,p: Integer; s: string;
begin
  { initialize array }
  verint := [0,0,0,0];
  i := 0;
  while ((Length(verstr) > 0) and (i < 4)) do
  begin
    p := pos ('.', verstr);
    if p > 0 then
    begin
      if p = 1 then s:= '0' else s:= Copy (verstr, 1, p - 1);
      verint[i] := StrToInt(s);
      i := i + 1;
      verstr := Copy (verstr, p+1, Length(verstr));
    end
    else
    begin
      verint[i] := StrToInt (verstr);
      verstr := '';
    end;
  end;

end;

function CompareVersion (ver1, ver2: String) : Integer;
var
  verint1, verint2: array of Integer;
  i: integer;
begin

  SetArrayLength (verint1, 4);
  DecodeVersion (ver1, verint1);

  SetArrayLength (verint2, 4);
  DecodeVersion (ver2, verint2);

  Result := 0; i := 0;
  while ((Result = 0) and ( i < 4 )) do
  begin
    if verint1[i] > verint2[i] then
      Result := 1
    else
      if verint1[i] < verint2[i] then
        Result := -1
      else
        Result := 0;
    i := i + 1;
  end;

end;

{ Here's my code }
function InitializeSetup(): Boolean;
var
  ErrorCode: Integer;
  JavaVer : String;
  Result1 : Boolean;
begin
    RegQueryStringValue(HKLM, 'SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Java Runtime Environment', 'CurrentVersion', JavaVer);
    Result := false;
    if Length( JavaVer ) > 0 then
    begin
        if CompareVersion(JavaVer,'1.6') >= 0 then
        begin
            Result := true;
        end;
    end;
    if Result = false then
    begin
        Result1 := MsgBox('This tool requires Java Runtime Environment v1.6 or older to run. Please download and install JRE and run this setup again.' + #13 + #10 + 'Do you want to download it now?',
          mbConfirmation, MB_YESNO) = idYes;
        if Result1 = true then
        begin
            ShellExec('open',
              'http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp#win',
              '','',SW_SHOWNORMAL,ewNoWait,ErrorCode);
        end;
    end;
end;

Thanks all for your help

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