Make spark store user data in any directory

Document created by mfeatherston on Jul 28, 2008
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I had to do this for our setup at work, so I thought I would share.  Hopefully it helps the non-coders do this.


In this example, I will use the network mapped P: Drive.  This is mapped individually for each of our users.




Java JDK (tools.jar)

Apache Ant (used for building)


Get the source for the spark 2.5.8 trunk:

svn co spark

Edit the file: spark/src/java/org/jivesoftware/

Change the line:

private static final String USER_SPARK_HOME = System.getProperties().getProperty("user.home") + "/" + getUserConf();


private static final String USER_SPARK_HOME = “P:/Spark”

You can replace “Spark” with anything you want, but it is nice to have it contained in another folder


Now go to spark/build in a command prompt, and type “ant release”.  This will compile the program to “spark/target/build/”.



Does anyone have an easy mechanism for building msi files?