Debreate is described as 'utility to aid in building Debian packages (.deb). The goal behind Debreate is to make developing for Debian based Linux distributions more appealing, with an easy to use interface for packaging applications, artwork, media, themes, etc' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Debreate for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, BSD and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is Inno Setup, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Debreate are NSIS (Free, Open Source), Venis GUI for NSIS (Free), Makeself (Free, Open Source) and CreateInstall (Freemium).
InstallAware provides Windows Installer (MSI) authoring, MSI compression, and MSI repackaging solutions. Tools include: InstallAware for Windows Installer, Setup Squeezer for Windows Installer, and Setup Squeezer for InstallShield.
Visual Installer is a powerful but easy-to-use setup tool. You can create a distributable setup package and a visual setup wizard in minutes, without any programming. A created setup package can be deployed via a CD, DVD, USB stick or the Internet.
The packaging formats used by different distributions of Linux can be a pain point for software developers wishing to release their projects in an easily consumable way. Debian and Ubuntu rely on .deb packages, while Fedora and RedHat both use .rpm style packaging systems.