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Nixstaller and the Inconvenience of Do-It-Yourself

Jun 12, 2007, 03:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

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"Nixstaller 0.2.2 is a command-line tool for creating graphical installers for archived files on Unix-like systems. If that sounds paradoxical, it is. Although Nixstaller is easy enough to learn that you can produce your first installer within half an hour of installing it, much of the process is sufficiently painstaking that it cries out for the automation usually associated with a graphical interface.

"Using the Lua scripting language, Nixstaller produces installers that support both an ncurses and FLTK interface, depending what is available on the system..."

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