[OT] Free tool for ease Windows Installer creation

Graham Samuel livfoss at mac.com
Wed Mar 14 11:24:25 CET 2018


Great stuff Matthias - helps to bang the drum for easier deployment of LC apps, my continued obsession.

Like Jacque and others, I eagerly await the code signing features.

Graham

> On 14 Mar 2018, at 03:57, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> 
> This sounds great, Matthias. Just a few weeks ago a client asked me if LC had an installer built in. You must have overheard it. :)
> 
> We do need code signing so I'm looking forward to that version. Thanks for tackling this!
> 
> --
> Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
> HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
> On March 13, 2018 7:16:15 PM 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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