WiX Alternatives for Linux

WiX is not available for Linux but there are some alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The most popular Linux alternative is IzPack, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked 37 alternatives to WiX and six of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to WiX are Makeself (Free, Open Source), DCP Setup Maker (Free, Open Source), InstallBuilder (Paid) and install4j (Paid).

The Windows Installer XML (WiX) is a toolset that builds Windows installation packages from XML source code. If you're looking for more info about WiX like screenshots, reviews and comments you should visit our info page about it. Below you find the best alternatives.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 12/7/2015 12:29:00 PM

Alternatives to WiX for Linux with any license

  • IzPack

    IzPack is a one-stop solution for packaging, distributing and deploying applications. It is fully cross-platform and generates a single installer. As such, it is an alternative to native solutions such as platform-specific installers and package managers. IzPack-generated installers only require a Java virtual machine to run. Many companies and projects have been using IzPack over the years.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Java

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  • Makeself

    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. The archive will then uncompress itself to a temporary directory and an optional arbitrary command will be executed (for example an installation script). This is pretty similar to archives generated with WinZip Self-Extractor in the Windows world.

    Free Open Source Mac Linux BSD

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  • install4j

    install4j is a powerful multi-platform Java installer builder that generates native installers and application launchers for Java applications.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • NDJS framework

    NDJS uses NWJS or Electron to create visually appealing software installers while using the NPM and Bower eco-systems. Develop with your favorite web IDE and enjoy full debugging and testing capabilities

    • Discontinued
      Website is down as of 2016-07-12.

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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