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Linux.com: Two Tools for Building Third-Party Installers

Jan 22, 2007, 08:30 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Bitrock's InstallBuilder and Macrovision's Install Anywhere Enterprise edition are tools for building third-party software installers. InstallBuilder uses Qt widgets, while Install Anywhere requires a Java Virtual Machine, but both are cross-platform, multi-lingual, proprietary tools that are available in downloadable demos. Both, too require minimal expertise to use. When run in wizard mode, Install Anywhere is more basic than InstallBuilder and suffers in comparison, but, when run in Advanced Designer mode, it eclipses its rival with a huge set of options.

"Why create a third-party installer for GNU/Linux? After all, the operating system has its own package systems for software installation, notably dpkg and RPM..."

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