InstallBuilder is a multiplatform tool designed to generate installers that can be run on systems such as Windows, Mac OS X, Solaris, HP-UX, AIX, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, IRIX, or Linux distributions. InstallBuilder-built installers will automatically run in GUI, text, or unattended modes depending on the environment.
Feature highlights of the tool include option to generate installers with a graphical interface or from the command line depending on the environment, function to use the built-in actions to change registry entries, create folders, check the file properties, etc., great compression ratios to further reduce the size of installers with LZMA support, prepare Online installers downloaders and much more. InstallBuilder installers can install applications written in any language, including Java, PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby, C / C++, Flash, Flex and .NET / Mono.
InstallBuilder is also equipped with a built-in debugger that tracks the process of installing programs. This feature is extremely useful when users create their own scripts and would like to trace the process of their actions or detect errors occurring. InstallBuilder can also generate DEB and RPM, installers provide native look and feel and desktop integration for Windows, OS X, KDE and Gnome. InstallBuilder includes an automatic update feature that enables you to deliver updates directly to your users.
By default, InstallBuilder installers support a variety of installation languages, including English, German, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Arabic, Korean, Hebrew, Greek, Dutch, Polish, Valencian, Catalan, Estonian, Slovenian, Romanian, Hungarian, Russian and Welsh. You can specify a default language or let the user decide.
New features and improvements added to the newest version of software are available in InstallBuilder changelog where you can find all highlights from the official release notes.