[OT] Free tool for ease Windows Installer creation

Monte Goulding monte at appisle.net
Wed Mar 14 02:55:48 EDT 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.

Cheers

Monte

> On 14 Mar 2018, at 11:14 am, Matthias Rebbe via use-livecode <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/>
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Matthias
> 
> 
> 
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