Make spark store user data in any directory

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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?