WiX Alternatives for Linux

    WiX is not available for Linux but there are some alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is install4j. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try IzPack or Makeself. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 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 DCP Setup Maker (Free, Open Source), InstallBuilder (Paid) and NDJS framework (Free).

    This page was last updated Jul 15, 2021

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


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      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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    1. 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.
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    2. Modern, easy to use crossplatform installation tool similar to InstallShield multiplatform and InstallAnywhere. It works across Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. Free Licenses for open source projects.
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    3. 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.

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