You write a script that contains instructions detailing which files to install, where to install them to, registry keys to edit, batch scripts to run, etc.
Finally, an open source installer that can handle Unicode!
If you want to build MSI files, integrate with the Windows Installer transactional system, and have plenty of time to devote to learning the declarative model used by Windows Installer, then check out WiX.
It is designed to be as small and flexible as possible and is therefore very suitable for internet distribution.
It's a scripting language.Simple scripting language, good documentation, fast.InnoSetup m/nsis-vs-innosetup installer Platform Comparison: Making the right choice nSIS Vs WiX Vs AnyOther Installation Package Last edited on, topic archived.Nsis is the premier free open-source Windows installer for distributing your software.
If you work frequently with nsis scripts you might want to download a more complete development environment.
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