An easy to use, crossplatform installer builder.

"I have been using BitRock InstallBuilder for several years. It has proven to be the flexible installer utility that I had hoped. More important than its technical achievement is the support that comes with your product. Every question I've asked has been answered in a prompt and complete fashion. Several times special versions of InstallBuilder have been supplied to help me out of a problem prior to a new version release. Requests for enhancements have been considered graciously and the BitRock team has always treated me respectfully regardless of whether the answers to my questions were obvious or subtle. I heartily recommend InstallBuilder."- Gary Wernsing,
Senior Software Engineer

"We are very happy to have BitRock as our stack installer technology partner. I am impressed with their platform knowledge and responsive support. Sugar's FastStack product series offer incredible value and convenience with BitRock installer technology."- Yun-Ping Hsu,
VP of Engineering

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InstallBuilder Features

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Create Multiplatform Installers, Native Packages and DVDs

Multiplatform installersMultiplatform Support: InstallBuilder installers are native binaries that can run on Windows ME, 2000, XP, 2003, 2008, Vista, 7, 8, Mac OS X, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Solaris (Intel & Sparc), AIX, HP-UX, IRIX, and Linux (Intel x86/x64, Itanium, s390 & PPC).
RPM integrationRPM Integration: BitRock installers can register your software with the RPM package database, combining ease of use with the powerful RPM package management system.
Crossplatform build supportCrossplatform Build Support : The installer builder tool can run on Windows, Mac OS X, Solaris, HP-UX, AIX, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, IRIX, and Linux (Intel x86/x64, Itanium, s390, PPC) and generate installers for all target platforms from a single project file. Create all your installers from a single build environment!

Reduce Development Time

Easy to useEasy to Use: InstallBuilder includes an easy to learn, easy to use GUI development environment. Design, build and test installers with the click of a button.
Time saving functionalityTime Saving Functionality: For advanced users, a friendly XML project format supports source control integration, collaborative development and customizing projects both by hand and using external scripts. A command line interface allows you to automate and integrate the building process. QuickBuild functionality allows you to update installers in a few seconds, without having to repack the entire application.
Built-in actionsBuilt-in Actions: Built-in actions make it easy to implement commonly required installation functionality in a crossplatform manner. Add actions to your installer for autodetecting a Java® Runtime, changing file permissions and ownership, substituting text in a file, adding environment variables, adding directories to the path, creating symbolic links, changing the Windows registry, launching external scripts and so on in just a few clicks.
DebuggerDebugger: A built-in debugger makes it easy to identify and correct issues during the development process. It allows viewing and interactively editing installer variables at runtime, provides step-by-step execution to test that specific parts of the installer are functioning properly, allows recovering from unexpected errors during the installation process and more.

Keep Users Running the Latest Version of your Software

Auto update functionality for your multi platform installersNEW: Auto-Update Functionality: InstallBuilder 6.0 includes an automatic update feature that enables you to deliver updates directly to your users. By providing regular updates to users, you'll keep them running your best available version, resulting in increased customer satisfaction and reduced support costs.

Produce Smaller, Faster Installers

Optimized installersOptimized: BitRock installers are optimized in size and speed and do not require a self-extraction step. This reduces download, startup and installation time. Built-in LZMA support provides great compression ratios to further reduce the size of installers.
Downloadable ComponentsDownloadable Components : Rather than bundling all available components in installers, make them downloadable so they are only downloaded during the installation process if the user has selected to install them.
No external dependenciesNo External Dependencies : BitRock multiplatform installers are single-file, self-contained, native executables with no external dependencies and minimal overhead. Unlike competing products, all BitRock installers are truly native code and do not require bundling a Java Runtime Environment.

Deploy in Any Environment

Multiple installation modesMultiple Installation Modes : BitRock installers provide: several GUI modes with native look-and-feel for installation in a variety of desktop environments, a text-based installation mode for console-based and remote installations, and a silent/unattended install mode which can be used for integration in shell scripts for automated deployment.
Language and platform independent cross platform installersLanguage and Platform Independent : BitRock installers can install applications written in any language, including: Java, PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby, C/C++ and .NET/Mono.

Offer Native Integration on All Platforms

Desktop integrationDesktop Integration: BitRock installers provide native look and feel and desktop integration for Windows, KDE and Gnome.
RPM and DEB generationRPM and DEB generation: In addition to creating native executables that can register with the RPM subsystem, InstallBuilder can generate RPM and Debian packages that can be installed using native package management tools.

Provide a Reliable, Professional Installation Experience

Include your brandingInclude Your Branding: Present a professional image by re-branding InstallBuilder with your own graphics and custom screens.
Component and Sub-component SupportComponent and Sub-component Support: Robust component functionality allows you to offer a choice of components and sub-components for users to install. Built-in logic will automatically grey out sub-components if the parent is deselected. Support for downloadable components means that users only download the components they need.
Advanced configuration optionsAdvanced Configuration Options: Ask the user for multiple inputs on one screen to streamline the installation process.
Rollback functionalityRollback Functionality: By default, BitRock installers perform a backup of all the files overwritten during installation, so if an error occurs, the system can be automatically recovered to its previous state.
Uninstall functionalityUninstall Functionality: An uninstall program is created as part of every installation, allowing users to easily uninstall the software. As with the installer, it can be run in a variety of modes. On Windows, uninstall functionality can also be accessed from the Add/Remove Programs entry in the Control Panel.
Multiple language supportMultiple Language Support : BitRock 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. Please contact us if you require additional language support.
Support for Qt GUI frontendSupport for Qt® GUI Frontend : The InstallBuilder for Qt family of products provides a new GUI installation mode using the Qt crossplatform toolkit, enhancing the end-user experience.
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