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    Basic Setup Builder Alternatives

    Basic Setup Builder is described as 'Dont waste your time. Create your installer in minutes with Basic Setup Builder 1.0, a no script-based setup-maker with a fully integrated help system and step by step guides' and is a Software Installer in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Basic Setup Builder for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is Inno Setup, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Basic Setup Builder are NSIS (Free, Open Source), WiX (Free, Open Source), IzPack (Free, Open Source) and install4j (Paid).

    This page was last updated Feb 22, 2019
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    Dont waste your time. Create your installer in minutes with Basic Setup Builder 1.0, a no script-based setup-maker with a...
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      Inno Setup is a free installer for Windows programs. First introduced in 1997, Inno Setup today rivals and even surpasses many commercial installers in feature set and stability.
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      NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) is a professional open source system to create Windows installers. It is designed to be as small and flexible as possible and is therefore very suitable for internet distribution.


    1. The Windows Installer XML (WiX) is a toolset that builds Windows installation packages from XML source code. The toolset supports a command line environment that developers may integrate into their build processes to build MSI and MSM setup packages.
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      IzPack is a one-stop solution for packaging, distributing and deploying applications.
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      install4j is a powerful multi-platform Java installer builder that generates native installers and application launchers for Java applications.


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      Advanced Installer is a powerful and easy to use setup authoring tool which offers full Windows Installer support and more. You can configure every aspect of your installer through a simple graphical user interface or through its command line.
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      A very simplistic and streamlined program for creating installation files.
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      DeployMaster is the no-nonsense software installer builder from Just Great Software. Deliver your applications to customers and prospects with a good first impression. Easy to use for both the developer and the end user.
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      makeself.sh is a small shell script that generates a self-extractable tar.gz archive from a directory. The resulting file appears as a shell script (many of those have a .run suffix), and can be launched as is.
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      WixSharp enables creating MSI files or WiX source code by using C# source code. Upon execution, the C# code is transformed into a MSI file or WiX source code. Thanks to C# features such as inheritance, it becomes easy to create installers.
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