Hi!

Our product requires a SIGNIFICANT number of variable substitutions to be applied during installation, such that it would be more practical to have a single "substitute all variables" action rather than the current <substitute> action which requires each mapping to be explicitly named.

Are there any plans for such a feature? If not, is there any means currently available for us to develop it ourselves and "graft" (load?) it into the installer as a Java class such that it's executed at install time?

Thanks!

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Additionally, specifying an "interpolation pattern" would help in files where variable interpolation is already in play (i.e. ${} is already in use). For instance, patterns like %{VARIABLE} would be interpolated by resolving VARIABLE in the installer's existing variables/parameters.

I've seen other installers use @@VARIABLE@@. The idea is to not have to enumerate every single possible variable in the substitution since this can be quite time consuming and error-prone.

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