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Open Source InstallBuilder Alternatives

The best open source alternative to InstallBuilder is Inno Setup. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to InstallBuilder and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to InstallBuilder are NSIS, WiX, IzPack and Makeself.

This page was last updated Sep 27, 2021
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  1. Inno Setup

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Wine

    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.

  2. NSIS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com

    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.



  3. WiX

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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.

  4. IzPack

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Java

    IzPack is a one-stop solution for packaging, distributing and deploying applications.

  5. Makeself

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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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  6. Wix#

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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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  7. Debreate

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Debreate is a 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.

  8. HM NIS EDIT

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com

    HM NIS Edit is the best Editor/IDE for NSIS . It's useful for experts and beginners in the creation of Setup programs with the NSIS.

    Discontinued

    The project is no longer developed. Last version, 2.0.3, released in March 2005, can be still downloaded from the official website.

  9. DCP Setup Maker

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Wine

    Powerful simple-to-use application to generate stable and multi-platform installers.

  10. MojoSetup

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    The most complex and flexible opensource GUI installer for Linux.

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