[OT] Free tool for ease Windows Installer creation
monte at appisle.net
Wed Mar 14 07:55:48 CET 2018
Good stuff Matthias
InstallGadget was a handy little thing for a while there so I’m sure this will equally so. There’s some DMG wrangling code in the livecode repo that we use for building the mac installer if you are interested.
> On 14 Mar 2018, at 11:14 am, Matthias Rebbe via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> inspired by Monte´s great, but unfortunately not available anymore, tool InstallGadget, i´ve created a similar tool called InstaMaker.
> I very often need to create Installers for my little Windows apps and InstallGadget was a good friend in the past, but drag´n´drop did not work with newer Windows versions and other problems appeared. So i decided to built my own version of such a tool.
> On Windows InstaMaker creates Windows Installers (based on the newest version of InnoSetup). You do not need to install InnoSetup separately. The needed parts are already included in InstaMaker. On OS X it creates simple DMG files.
> Just drag a folder which contains your program into the program window of InstaMaker or onto the InstaMaker Icon. InstaMaker does the rest for you.
> I know there are other tools out there which do the DMG stuff much better, but i wanted to have a tool available which does exact the same as InstallGadget did.
> InstaMaker for Windows might be a good solution for the one or the other who wants to create a Windows Installer of a program quick and easy.
> I will add code signing support the next weeks or when time allows, so that the Windows installer will be automatically code signed after creation. For this you will need a code signing certificate.
> InstaMaker is free. You can download it from its website at https://instamaker.dermattes.de <https://instamaker.dermattes.de/>
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