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
Qt Installer Framework The Qt Company Ltd Windows, OS X, Linux Active LGPL


Name Developer Status License Can build
Windows Installer
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 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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