[OT] Free tool for ease Windows Installer creation

Matthias Rebbe matthias_livecode_150811 at m-r-d.de
Wed Mar 14 10:58:31 CET 2018


Hi Monte,

thanks for the hint. Unfortunately i am relatively new to git in common. So if you could give me a hint/link where i could find that stuff. That would be great.

Regards,
Matthias

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> Am 14.03.2018 um 07:55 schrieb Monte Goulding via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com <mailto:use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>>:
> 
> 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.
> 
> Cheers
> 
> Monte
> 
>> On 14 Mar 2018, at 11:14 am, Matthias Rebbe via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com <mailto:use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>> wrote:
>> 
>> Hi,
>> 
>> 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/> <https://instamaker.dermattes.de/ <https://instamaker.dermattes.de/>>
>> 
>> Regards,
>> 
>> Matthias
>> 
>> 
>> 
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