List of installation software

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The following is a list of applications for building installation programs, organized by platform support.


Name Developer Platforms Status License
InstallAnywhere Flexera Software Windows NT, OS X, Unix-like Active Trialware
Installer VISE MindVision Software Windows (Discontinued), OS X Active Trialware
InstallJammer InstallJammer team Windows, Linux, Unix-like Discontinued GPL
EPM Michael R Sweet AIX, Debian GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, HP-UX, IRIX, OS X, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Red Hat Linux, Slackware Linux, Solaris, and Tru64 UNIX Intermittent GPL2
jPort jWork.ORG Java application launcher and installer Active jPort license
QT Installer Framework Qt Windows, Linux, OS X Active GPL, LGPL


Name Developer Status License Can build
Windows Installer
Advanced Installer Caphyon Active Trialware Yes; exclusively
EMCO MSI Package Builder EMCO Software Active Trialware Yes; exclusively
Inno Setup Jordan Russell and Martijn Laan Active Free software No
InstallCore IronSource Active Software as a service No
InstallShield Flexera Software Active Trialware Yes
MakeMsi Dennis Bareis Discontinued Freeware Yes; exclusively
Nullsoft Scriptable Install System Nullsoft Active zlib License No
Visual Installer SamLogic Active Trialware No
Orca (Part of Windows SDK) Microsoft Active Freeware Yes; exclusively
Wise Wise Solutions, Inc. Discontinued Non-free No
WiX Outercurve Foundation Active Ms-RL (previously CPL) Yes; exclusively

OS X[edit]

Name Developer Status License
Installer Apple Inc. Active Included with OS X
Remote Install Mac OS X Apple Inc. Discontinued Included with OS X

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