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Create custom installation packages, CAB archives, and installation scripts, modify dialogs, add your own resources and controls and run the installation program to test its functions.
CreateInstall is a professional software application whose purpose is to help you generate program installers and self-extracting archives. It lets you control every aspect of the installation process.
The utility comes with support for the built-in Gentee programming language which can be deployed for the creation of installation scripts. You are allowed to alter dialogs and create your own resources and controls.
The GUI looks very well structured and allows you to define a new project by providing information about the application’s name and source folder. What’s more, you can specify the output folder, setup executable, volume size of the self-extracting setup, and product details (e.g. name, version, URL, support data).
Setup tweaks allow you to configure the language, installation path, and password, while dialog settings deal with changing the looks of the dialog’s font, font size, logo image, background color, and text color.
What’s more, you can include uninstalling and updating tools in the installation packages, close the setup builder automatically on completion, run a custom utility before and after the setup, compress installation packages into ZIP files, apply digital code signing, as well as create Autorun files.
Each project can be saved to a file on your computer so you can adjust it in the future. What’s more, you can build and run the installation program for the current project, check out a log with detailed information about the building process, and view all project settings and commands in HTML file format via your web browser.
CreateInstall offers you the freedom to create CAB archives so you can distribute the items with your setup, generate a URL file which you can insert into your setup and use it as a shortcut to open some webpages, and configure global variables for all your projects.
A simpler version of CreateInstall is included in the package. It’s called Quick CreateInstall and is implemented for helping you create installations via a straightforward interface.
All in all, CreateInstall integrates a comprehensive suite of features for helping you define installation packages in detail, and is suitable especially for advanced users.
If the feature package is too much for you, you can check out CreateInstall Light but you should know that it does not offer support for backup files, hash calculations, scheduled tasks, decompression, embedded files, text replacement, search mode for files and folders, and source code. You may also want to try CreateInstall Free but it does not include folder creation, ZIP decompression, variable modifications, file attributes settings, system information, and other power functions.
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An efficient and convenient software solution meant to provide you with an installer builder for creating top quality installation packs.
Making a proper first impression is always a plus in every domain. When it comes to computer applications, having it delivered to the end user in an installation package does the trick. Luckily, with the help of tools like CreateInstall Light you can easily gather files needed for your newly created program to run and have them wrapped in an intuitive and custom-made deployment package.
Depending on the type of program you developed, the application puts a quick and advanced method at your disposal. The first takes you through a series of steps you can visit any time, requiring you to provide basic info, targeted files, as well as a few dialogue customization options.
On the other hand, you can switch to an advanced feature, which basically represents the extended version of the tool set provided by the previously mentioned alternative. A side panel offers quick navigation through major aspects you can modify, such as product details, settings, dialog, uninstall, updates and more.
In addition, the advanced version provides support for script editing. This can be done for installing, uninstalling, as well as updating your new application. It comes in handy when registries need to be modified for proper functionality or other dependencies or requirements that need to be met.
In terms of customization, the application lets you modify text related options, as well as chose background color or image, logo, application icon and more. What's missing though, is a preview section so you don't have to build the installer to get a glimpse of the result.
All in all, CreateInstall Light is a handy application and can be used by anyone, regardless of experience. The two modes provide more than enough variety of creating a suitable deployment package, while available requirement fields make sure you include all there is to know. It could do with a few improvements here and there, but it can be used with confidence, managing to provide a proper result.
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Create customized installers, RPM package manager or multi-platform DVDs with a click of a button with this user-friendly utility.
BitRock InstallBuilder is a native and cross-platform installers builder that offers advanced tools for creating and testing dynamic installing wizards. All you need is to develop your project and let the application create an installer suitable for your desired environment.
The application offers you the means to quickly and easily create professional installers that can run on multiple platforms or RPM and Debian packages, along with installing CD/DVDs. You can include an automatic update feature that delivers update news straight to the users.
Your installer may include automatically generated intuitive GUI or it can derive from an edited XML-based project file. In both cases, BitRock InstallBuilder can automatically add necessary elements for the installer’s functionality.
The software is is capable to recognize your project’s need for specific runtime environments such as .NET Framework, Java, or Windows specific parameters.
BitRock InstallBuilder supports both command line interface as well as GUI, and supports source control integrating, development and customizing for XML-based project files, by using external scripts.
Moreover, the application allows you to perform a test run of the installer in order to spot errors before your product reaches the user. You can use this function to point out troubleshooting areas.
The program also acts as a debugging instrument, in order to detect installing or development issues. An action log is being displayed at the same time, that allows you to monitor every task performed by the application as step-by-step.
The products created with BitRock InstallBuilder are cross-platform stand alone installers that are stand alone, native executable files and do not depend on other external processes.
BitRock InstallBuilder is a useful instrument for software developers, offering support for both desktop destined applications or server related programs. It enables you to create stand alone, reliable products, with integrated or downloadable components, in short time, little effort and high compatibility installers.
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Create shortcuts in any locations, unpack and/or copy the necessary files, as well as to create the uninstall utility by using this reliable piece of software.
CreateInstall is an application with a pretty self-explanatory title - it allows you create install and uninstall files for your software.
Upon initialization you can use the easy-to-follow wizard to setup initial settings, such as the product name, version, URL and company name.
So, you can specify the output directory and setup executable name, create a self-extracting setup and set the type, volume size and filename pattern.
Furthermore, you can give product details (e.g. technical support URL and phone number), select the setup language and additional ones, as well as input the installation path, shortcuts folder name, password and silent command-line parameter.
Plus, you can configure dialog settings when it comes to the font style and size, bottom left text and URL, logo images, background image and color.
Including an uninstaller and updater is optional. But if you tick these options, you can specify the patch, as well as uninstall and update executable file and filename, along with the config file URL and file name, and newer version URL.
In addition, you can configure the setup by enabling CreateInstall to automatically close the window on completion and to launch the setup on close. Also, you can specify an EXE or BAT file that will be run before and after making the setup, as well as modify options concerning digital code signing, the auto run file (e.g. custom icon) and multi build.
Evidently, you can completely customize the install and uninstall scripts regarding the dialogs, background, fonts, colors, descriptions, error messages, logo images, checkboxes, add/remove list, and so on.
The program uses a moderate amount of system resources, contains a comprehensive help file with snapshots and hasn't caused us any issues during our tests. We highly recommend CreateInstall to all software developers.
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CreateInstall Free is part of these download collections: Make EXE, EXE Creator, MSI Creator, Setup Maker
A professional and efficient application that comes in handy for users who want to create installers and communicate with other software components.
nullsoft scriptable install system (NSIS) is an open source, script-driven software that serves to create Windows installers.
Created by the developers of Winamp, the software comes as a reliable alternative to products such as InstallShield and similar commercial solutions.
Originally developed for the distribution of Winamp packages, nullsoft scriptable install system quickly became the choice of large software companies such as Google, Mozilla, Flickr, PortableApps, OpenOffice.org and XAMPP, who preferred its simple, non-intrusive approach.
The upper advantage that nullsoft scriptable install system holds over the competition is the minimal overhead size, combined with simplicity and flexibility. Moreover, its script-based engine delivers full control over every inch of the final installer.
With nullsoft scriptable install system, users can create installers that aside from deploying applications, are also capable of extracting files, setting system preferences and uninstalling.
The embedded scripting language features support for variables, string manipulation and functions, while allowing you to add custom logic and manage upgrades, as well as version checks easily.
In terms of compression, there’s support for zlib, bzip2 and LZMA, the latter being considered one of the best on today’s market, significantly reducing the size of the created installers.
Another upside of the program comes from the fact that it is capable of producing multilingual installers, with more than 40 translations already included in the package.
The plug-in system comfortably allows you to perform advanced installation tasks, to extend the installer interface, to display a splash screen or download files from the Internet.
Multiple projects can be integrated into a single installer with the aid of the built-in Preprocessor, which can also serve to generate different releases of the same application, such as Lite or Full editions.
Overall, the general impression is that of a robust, flexible installer creator which is better than commercial solutions in so many ways.
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Nullsoft Scriptable Install System is part of these download collections: Make EXE, EXE Creator, Setup Maker, Create Installer
Generate customizable MSI installation files without requiring advanced knowledge or monitor an existing setup package and create your own MSI file based on the results.
EMCO MSI Package Builder Architect is a program that can automatically generate Windows installers, based on the given parameters. Thus, MSI files can be installed on remote computers, without needing the user's attendance.
The interface of the application is clean and simple to navigate through. The easiest way to start a new project is by using the wizard. So, you can create a MSI package which is based on real-time monitoring results or the installation settings available in the Project tree view.
General MSI package attributes can be set when it comes to the file name, project name, manufacturer, language, version, user availability (for current or all users) and system reboot status.
In addition, you can edit the product GUID and enable support for installation updates (optionally set the tool to ignore the language when upgrading the package and to block from downgrade).
Plus, you can specify a command, URL or path to a program to be run before or after install or uninstall, customize supported operating systems and the MSI install mode (e.g. force all files to be installed, regardless of version), as well as edit summary and support information.
Once a project is active, you can add new files, folders and shortcuts, insert registry keys and user environment variables (e.g. create if it doesn't exist), as well as add services and check out a log file. EMCO MSI Package Builder Architect also lets you use a search function, decompile MSI packages, repair missing file links, as well as customize uninstall filters which revolve around the file system and registry.
The application requires a moderate amount of CPU and system memory, has a good response time and includes a help file with online tutorials for all user levels. We have not come across any difficulties throughout our testing; EMCO MSI Package Builder Architect did not freeze, crash or display error dialogs.
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EMCO MSI Package Builder Architect is part of these download collections: MSI Creator, Setup Maker, Make MSI, Create Installer
An application designed to ease the software packaging and deployment process, allowing you to build programs for a multitude of platforms and operating systems.
Applications depend a great deal on the way they are deployed on a potential customer's computer, since it is the first contact they have with the product.
BitRock InstallBuilder Enterprise allows you to create and customize installers using the extensive amount of available settings.
Your installers can be customized to integrate with a wide array of platforms and desktop environments, providing the users with a familiar feel and look. The resulting installers are not java-based and do not require any other third-party component to function.
BitRock InstallBuilder Enterprise also supports the LZMA compression method, which allows you to deploy smaller files, but with the same amount of data.
Errors have a way to creep in unnoticed into your work and, sometimes, you cannot detect them until the application is already out on the market.
The Debug function enables you to check all the included runtime variables and files for any trouble that might arise in the deployment process. If you suspect a possible problematic section within your program, you can use the debugger to verify only that specific part of the installer.
You can add information like name, version and legal copyright to your product, as well as all the other required details and resources that are delivered with your program, including Readme files and licenses.
BitRock InstallBuilder Enterprise allows you to include customized registry paths and prefixes to properly integrate the application with the operating system.
It is not easy to develop and deploy computer software, but BitRock InstallBuilder Enterprise makes the process more user-friendly and less time consuming.
The fact that it offers cross-platform support and it doesn't encumber the installers with any third-party software requirements makes it a good choice for your projects.
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A professional and efficient software utility designed to help you easily create installers for your application in an organized fashion.
BitRock InstallBuilder Professional is an advanced and complex software solution created in order to simplify the packaging and deployment of your applications.
After you run the setup process for BitRock InstallBuilder Professional, you come face to face with a neatly-organized and intuitive graphic user interface constituted of a single window, a few menu bars and various functions disposed in sections for easy access.
The ergonomic layout the application comes with allows you to easily access the menus and features you require, while still providing you with an insightful overview of your entire workspace.
With BitRock InstallBuilder Professional, you can package complex installers for your applications with a multitude of additional helpful files and options.
Besides specifying the name, vendor or filename of your product, you can also add other details and files, such as readme, license or HTML documents, thus creating a truly official and professional software utility.
When creating an installer with BitRock InstallBuilder Professional, you can specify the exact directories and paths your software utility will be installed in.
Once your project is loaded in BitRock InstallBuilder Professional, you can still edit the code sequence for your installer by using the built-in XML editor.
When creating an application with BitRock InstallBuilder Professional, you are given the option to choose from various operating systems, allowing you to generate a specific platform compatible piece of software.
BitRock InstallBuilder Professional puts at your disposal a debug and a test feature, in order to quickly evaluate the functionality and the layout of your newly generated installer.
BitRock InstallBuilder Professional proves to be a versatile and efficient utility designed for those who need to create stable and competent installers for their applications with ease, in an organized environment.
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Create a good first impression and wrap the files of your application in a pretty installer package using this handy software utility.
Creating a proper first impression can open up a lot of doors in a business. Delivering your product in a pretty wrapped package can help you make that step. DeployMaster is a handy utility you can use to create an installer for your applications so that they are distributed in a professional manner.
In order to get the final result up and running you will have to browse through several tabs, each with its own requirements. Some fields are optional, the ones that are crucial for the process being highlighted until completion.
From the most basic info, such as specific details about your application, to registry editing and 3rd party support, are included to make sure anything you need to deploy can be compressed in an installer package. Furthermore, operation system compatibility options are available, as well as an editable message to be displayed in case something goes wrong.
Amongst the first steps of the process you will come across an “Appearance” tab which seems to be slightly shallow. Other than filling the background of the installer window with a gradient color, which you are not able to choose, and setting the font for the displayed text, there is little else that can be done. Seeing how there is an option to completely cover the screen background, it would have been useful to pick at least an image to appear throughout the installation process.
In addition, you can set the language to some of the presets that are available, or create your own, manually writing down everything that the end user needs to know.
All in all, DeployMaster can help you wrap application files into a useful installer package. It is a good partner to have around, and will save you some time if the deadline is near for your product and don't want to work on a unique installer. The process is completed fast, and you are also able to test the result in order to carefully twitch it to be just right.
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Assemble a collection of Cygwin packages based on a custom list of package names and download data from a Cygwin mirror site to create a partial mirror of the Cygwin release.
pmcyg is an open-source software application developed specifically for helping you create a customized collection of Cygwin packages. Cygwin implements a suite of libraries that emulate a Linux-like environment on a Windows operating system.
The tool is able to generate a complete Cygwin installation system which can be delivered on a CD, DVD or USB flash drive. This is a Python-based program so you need to previously deploy the working environment on your computer.
You are welcomed by a well-structured suite of features. The key configuration parameters are embedded in the main window so you can easily activate them. There’s no support for a help manual so rookies may need extra time in order to decode the utility’s features.
A log is integrated in the primary panel that provides information about the setup process and possible errors.
pmcyg offers you the freedom to assemble a customized collection of Cygwin packages by selecting the architecture and user-defined package list. In addition, you may download only those packages and their dependencies from a Cygwin mirror site in order to generate a partial mirror of the Cygwin release.
When it comes to selecting the preferred mirror URL, the application organizes links by continents and countries (e.g. China, Japan, New Zealand, Ontario, Austria, France, Germany, Brazil, California).
Other important options worth being mentioned enable you to clear the log data with just one click, make templates, build ‘autorun.inf’ files, omit base packages, and include sources.
pmcyg automatically verifies the versions of the packages stored in your local directory and updates data with newer versions (if they are available on the selected site). This way, you can keep an up-to-date version of your favorite Cygwin packages and save them on a USB flash drive. You can use the package as an offline installer on any PC without having direct access to the Internet.
All things considered, pmcyg comes with a powerful package of features for helping you generate a minimalistic installer for Cygwin without having to invest too much time and effort into the entire process.
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