[OT] Free tool for ease Windows Installer creation

J. Landman Gay jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Thu Mar 15 11:45:09 EDT 2018


I might be able to test. Are the links in your first post still current?

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On March 14, 2018 7:42:02 PM Matthias Rebbe via use-livecode 
<use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> So i took the time and  added Code Signing for the Windows version of 
> InstaMaker.
>
> So, who already owns a Code Signing Certificate and is keen enough to test 
> my first build? ;)
>
> It´s late here and i need some sleep, so i will be able to answer any 
> request in about 9 hours.
>
> Regards,
> Matthias
>
> > Am 14.03.2018 um 11:38 schrieb Matthias Rebbe via use-livecode 
> <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com <mailto:use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>>:
> >
> > Thanks to all for your kind words.
> >
> >
> >
> > @Tom,
>> > tool...where would it source the certificates? and how much?
> >
> > I am sorry, i don´t understand the question.
> > Do you want to know where you can buy the Software Signing Certificate 
> for Windows?
> > The cheapest Seller i´ve found is K-Software 
> (http://codesigning.ksoftware.net <http://codesigning.ksoftware.net/> 
> <http://codesigning.ksoftware.net/ <http://codesigning.ksoftware.net/>>).
> > They are selling genuine Comodo products and a Software Signing 
> certificate cost about 84USD for 1 year. It´ll be even cheaper if you 
> purchase it for 2, 3 or 4 years..
> > They even provide a very easy tool for CodeSigning for free called kSign. 
> It has a GUI is really very easy to use.  I am using this tool for manually 
> signing my Windows apps now for about 4 years.
> >
> >
> > @All
> > The upcoming code signing option in InstaMaker will only code sign the 
> Installer, not the programs you´ve created the installer for.
> > For code signing in InstaMaker Microsofts signtool.exe will be used.
> >
> > So at the moment the steps for code signing a Windows app and creating a 
> signed Installer for it would be
> > 1. Sign the Windows app and all externals using kSign.exe or Signtool.exe
> > Btw: the externals of a LC standalone are write protected for whatever 
> reason. You´ll have to disable the write protection before code signing. 
> Otherwise the externals can not signed
> >
> > 2. Create the Installer with InstaMaker
> >
> > 3. Code Sign the Installer.
> >
> >
> > When InstaMaker has  code signing support, then
> >
> > 1. Sign the Windows app and all externals using kSign.exe or Signtool.exe
> >
> > 2. Create an Installer with InstaMaker and sign it automatically.
> >
> > So you´ll have to code sign your Windows program in any case first if you 
> want to have your app also be code signed, then you can use InstaMaker to 
> create an Installer and also code sign that installer after creation.
> >
> > But as i wrote, i need some spare time for it. But i will come.
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Matthias
> >
> >
>> > Am 14.03.2018 um 01:44 schrieb Tom Glod via use-livecode 
>> <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com <mailto:use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> 
>> <mailto:use-livecode at lists.runrev.com <mailto:use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>>>:
>> >
>> > this is cool.. thank you.....i'm very interested in the code signing
>> > tool...where would it source the certificates? and how much?
>> >
>> > On Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 8:14 PM, Matthias Rebbe via use-livecode <
>> > use-livecode at lists.runrev.com <mailto:use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> 
>> <mailto: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/>> 
>>> <https://instamaker.dermattes.de/ <https://instamaker.dermattes.de/> 
>>> <https://instamaker.dermattes.de/ <https://instamaker.dermattes.de/>>>
>>> >
>>> > Regards,
>>> >
>>> > Matthias
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
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