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InstallBuilder 8.6.0

Quickly Create Native, Multiplatform Installer Packages

BitRock InstallBuilder is a development tool for building crossplatform installers for desktop and server software. With InstallBuilder, you can quickly create professional installers for Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, Solaris and other platforms from a single project file and build environment. In addition to installers, InstallBuilder will generate RPM and Debian packages and multiplatform CDs/DVDs. Its new automatic update functionality makes it easy to deliver updates directly to your users once they have your software installed.

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History updates (Complete changelogs since the listing on this site)

8.6.0 [09-14-13]

  • Improved text wrapping on Gtk mode
  • Improved to also work at uninstallation time
  • Added Serbian and Lithuanian languages
  • Improved required_diskspace variable to also work at build time
  • Reduced delay when calculating the files to unpack
  • Improved to support spaces in the path
  • Improved rule
  • Improved download progress meter reporting
  • Improved Chinese language autodetection
  • Allow Java launchers to be executed in the background
  • Added new setting
  • Allow configuring JRE/JDK selection order for Java launchers
  • Made builder ignore missing images if they do not belong to the platform being built
  • Made action ignore directories
  • Improved OS X system language detection when running as Administrator
  • Improved builder error reporting when packing distribution files with empty
  • Improved InstallBuilder XML errors reporting
  • Improved detection of HTTP idle connections
  • Allow configuring whether or not component groups should appear expanded
  • Allow reusing already downloaded components if their checksum matches
  • Fixed errors when downloading components bigger than 2GB in some environments
  • Fixed component groups not properly displaying Unicode characters in Qt mode
  • Fixed symbolic link creation failing in some environments
  • Fixed temporary images not being properly deleted on OS X
  • Fixed default application bundle icon not being properly displayed on OS X 10.5
  • Fixed RPM and DEB packages failing to install in some environments
  • Fixed GUI glitch in file and directory parameters in Windows 2008 SP2 x64 when enabling 64bit mode
  • Fixed incorrect progress message when enabling at uninstallation time
  • Fixed rule default logic

Other versions : 8.5.2 7.2.6 7.2.5 7.2.1 7.2.0 7.1.1 7.1.0 7.0.5 7.0.4 7.0.3 7.0.2 7.0.1 7.0.0 6.5.6 6.5.5 6.5.4 6.5.3 6.5.2 6.5.0 6.4.0 6.3.1 6.3.0 6.2.7 6.2.6 6.2.5 6.2.4

v8.5.2 [09-11-13]

  • Fixed language selection dialog location for multiple monitors on Windows
  • Fixed archives created with action creating directory records showing as files in Windows Explorer
  • Added detection of missing distribution file/directory in CD-ROM mode
  • Fixed support for HTTP chunked encoding transfers in InstallBuilder
  • Added handling of HTTP error codes for autoupdate
  • Improved detection of Brazilian Portuguese language on OS X
  • Improved unpacking and removal of read-only files or directories
  • Improved handling of archives with incorrect file/directory mode for action

v7.2.6 [10-27-11]

  • Updated documentation
  • Fixed qt mode text widget not properly wrapping its content on Windows
  • Added support for tcsh shell in environment variable actions
  • Fixed rule not properly recognizing osx-intel type on some 64bit environments
  • Improved Italian translation
  • Improved .password suffix to support nested variables
  • Speed up uninstaller creation on Windows
  • Now aborting the installation when canceling the language selection also triggers the
  • Improved AutoUpdate to support the feature
  • Fixed builder crashing in some Windows environments when browsing for image files
  • Fixed OS X bundles launcher script encoding not being properly configured
  • Fixed Java launchers not being properly created on OS X
  • Fixed action not properly handling parameters

v7.2.5 [09-15-11]

  • Updated documentation
  • Improved Dutch language support
  • Fixed language files not being properly loaded when including a BOM
  • Improved action to properly deal with SELinux
  • Fixed packed folders not being deleted when using multiple hierarchy tags.
  • Improved Installer.RebootRequired string to allow variables
  • Fixed custom uninstaller directory not being deleted in some environments

v7.2.1 [06-19-11]

  • Improved Albanian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Danish, Finnish, Argentine Spanish, Slovak, Swedish and Turkish language support
  • Updated documentation
  • Speed up installer startup time when being launched from a network drive
  • New and actions
  • Improved administrator user check in HP-UX platform
  • Improved and action settings to support variables
  • Improved minimalWithDialogs mode look and feel
  • Fixed text not being correctly wrapped in some in osx and win32 modes
  • Improved environment actions on Unix
  • Fixed entries misaligned in some languages
  • Fixed GUI "Files" tree not being updated when manually deleting elements from the XML editor
  • Fixed action not properly handling case insensitivity

v7.2.0 [05-20-11]

  • Improved packing filters to allow excluding files to pack at any depth of the directory hierarchy
  • Added Albanian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Danish, Finnish, Argentine Spanish, Slovak, Swedish and Turkish language support
  • Allow modifying the exit code in the
  • Allow disabling Xft fonts support in xwindow mode to reduce installers size
  • Improved language autodetection on Windows
  • Updated documentation
  • Fixed 32bit installers crashing in Ubuntu 11.04 64bit when running in gtk mode
  • Allow executing .cmd scripts on Windows
  • Added new variable installation_aborted_by_user
  • Removed --enable-components, --disable-components and --optionfile options from uninstaller help menu
  • Improved refresh rate to allow properly displaying quick actions progress text
  • Fixed throwing warnings to console in some corrupt Linux environments
  • Fixed default installation language not being properly resolved in uninstaller help menu
  • Fixed error in GUI builder when using file dialogs in some scenarios
  • Fixed scope issue in custom actions
  • Replaced missing occurrences of "Ok" text in buttons to all uppercase "OK" per UI guidelines
  • Fixed setting failing in some environments
  • Fixed some graphic glitches in osx mode

v7.1.1 [05-09-11]

  • Fixed action failing in some environments
  • Fixed InstallBuilder license registration dialog failing on OS X
  • Improved look and feel of on OS X

v7.1.0 [04-30-11]

  • Fixed installer startup failing in some scenarios when being launched from a symbolic link
  • Fixed rule failing in some environments
  • Fixed installation log containing unnecessary empty new lines when using disabling the file unpacking process
  • Fixed comboboxes not being properly displayed in Windows Vista and 7 in win32 mode
  • Improved look and feel of the Builder and installers in OS X and Windows
  • Improved to properly handle invalid SID provided as username
  • New project property to configure the style of the language selection dialog
  • Improved reported errors when loading invalid XML files
  • Updated documentation
  • Fixed uninstaller not being removed on HP-UX

v7.0.5 [04-20-11]

  • New split HTML version of the documentation
  • Significantly improved action performance
  • Improved installers to allow variables in most of the project tags
  • Improved GUI to accept variables in choice and boolean-like properties
  • New property added configure how and should validate bundles in OS X
  • Allow to receive keyboard focus on Qt mode
  • Improved OS X bundle launcher script to support projects with UTF-8 characters in their full name
  • Improved Polish translation
  • Fixed not properly working
  • Removed outdated syntax from demo projects
  • Updated command line builder icon on Windows
  • Fixed action not properly handling project references
  • Show more verbose errors in and actions when invoked outside loop
  • Fixed XML comments not being preserved in the GUI editor in some scenarios
  • Fixed installers failing on HP-UX, AIX and FreeBSD 4 in some system language configurations

v7.0.4 [04-03-11]

  • Updated documentation
  • Added to the action to allow specifying the order of the detected Java versions
  • Added rule
  • Added action
  • Added to configure uninstaller icon on OS X
  • Added project tag to configure the OS X runtimes to build
  • Improved Italian, French, Norwegian, Korean and Spanish translations
  • Included English language file in the installers as a reference
  • Improved build performance in Solaris, FreeBSD, AIX, HP-UX and IRIX
  • Fixed action failing when providing an empty
  • Fixed main progress bar not properly configured in some scenarios
  • Fixed rule throwing an error when providing a malformed port
  • Changed "Ok" buttons text to all uppercase "OK" per UI guidelines
  • Fixed registered estimated size on Windows 7 not being properly calculated
  • Fixed RPM database registration not honoring files removed from uninstaller
  • Fixed environment variables not being properly registered in some OS X terminal shells
  • Fixed rollback functionality not properly handling the original drive

v7.0.3 [03-11-11]

  • Added Czech language support
  • Added Norwegian language support
  • Updated documentation
  • New action to allow custom actions to modify project level variables
  • Reduced installer startup time on OS X when running in qt mode
  • Provided a default value for installer-language command line flag in the help menu
  • Improved action to accept variables in the tag
  • Improved and action properties to accept variables
  • Added support for Bourne shell (sh) in actions related to environment variables
  • Fixed installer refreshing issue when quickly pushing 'next' button multiple times on Windows
  • Fixed installer not properly loading images in some environments
  • Properly handle standard streams redirection on Windows Java launchers
  • Fixed AutoUpdate property not properly working on OS X
  • Improved regular installer registration with RPM database
  • Fixed qt mode post-uninstallation popups not displaying any icon on OS X
  • Fixed GUI XML editor not properly preserving comments

v7.0.2 [01-28-11]

  • Updated documentation
  • Allow the tag of the action to contain variables
  • Provide more verbose error when the builder does not have permissions to write in the output directory
  • Improved look and feel of the "custom"