NSIS Alternatives

    NSIS is described as '(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' and is a popular app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 50 alternatives to NSIS for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Wine. The best alternative is Inno Setup, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like NSIS are WiX (Free, Open Source), Advanced Installer (Freemium), install4j (Paid) and Venis GUI for NSIS (Free).

    This page was last updated Oct 20, 2021

    1. Setup Factory Software Installer Builder for Windows. Advanced installer builder makes software installation programs for Windows. Award winning. Easy to Use.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Deb-o-Matic is an easy to use utility to build Debian source packages, meant to help developers to automate the building of their packages with a tool that requires limited user interaction and a simple configuration.
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    2. Packin is a graphical Linux package creator wizard which compiles packages in the popular debian package format (.deb files). Packin creates complete debian packages within four easy steps. Advanced options and latest specifications supported.
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    3. A Debian package builder based on Debian Package Maker (http://debianpackagemaker.blogspot.com).

      Discontinued

      Last release in December 2009

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    4. DebianPackageMaker is a simple user interface/tool to make a debian package easier and straightforward to use and deploy your linux application to any debian based distro. Other pages: - Launchpad - https://launchpad.net/debianpackagemaker - Blogger -...

      Discontinued

      Last release in June 2008



    5. Ubucompilator is a modern software written in Gambas for Ubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint and debian derivates to compile and make .debs packages easly, by a graphic way. Other project pages: - Sourceforge - https://sourceforge.net/projects/ubucompilator/ - Launchpad -...

      Discontinued

      Last version 1.0, released May 2011, can be downloaded from Launchpad

    6. Make installers and 7-zip Self-Extracting archives for file and software distribution on Windows. Lots of features to create fully-customized installers and SFX packages for professional file and software delivery.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      SFX Tool is a graphical user interface and script generator for the Nullsoft Scriptable Install System. It allows the user to create simple setup files in minutes without writing a line of code. Advanced users may also edit the install script before it is compiled.

      Discontinued

      The project has been discontinued. Last version, 2006-01-28, can be still downloaded from SourceForge

    7. 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.
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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Windows
      • Microsoft Visual Studio
      SharpSetup enables creation of highly flexible Windows Installer based setup solutions directly in Visual Studio. Dialog templates, controls and wizards that come with SharpSetup make creating installer an enjoyable experience.
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