Open Source WiX AlternativesSoftware Installers and other similar apps like WiX
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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- - Inno Setup is the most popular Windows alternative to WiX.
- - Inno Setup is the most popular Open Source & free alternative to WiX.
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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.Suggest and vote on features
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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- - Makeself is the most popular Mac & Linux alternative to WiX.
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
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.Wix# has no features, suggest some!
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. Its Script Wizard will help you to create standard Setup programs with only few clicks, also its...Suggest and vote on features
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- PortableHM NIS EDIT can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
The project is no longer developed. Last version, 2.0.3, released in March 2005, can be still downloaded from the official website.
Powerful simple-to-use application to generate stable and multi-platform installers. Its intuitive user interface and exceptional ease of use makes it very easy to build complex desktop or web installers with large amounts of files.Suggest and vote on features
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Download InstallJammer for free. InstallJammer is a multiplatform GUI installer and builder. InstallJammer is no longer under active development.Suggest and vote on features
This new tool will not only be providing the easy to find MSI installers, but also the hard to find ones and in some cases, the impossible to find ones - ones where we will create the MSI installers for them!.MSI Downloader has no features, suggest some!
Squirrel is both a set of tools and a library, to completely manage both installation and updating your Desktop Windows application, written in either C# or any other language (i.e., Squirrel can manage native C++ applications).Squirrel.Windows has no features, suggest some!