BitRock has partnered with Qt Software® (formerly Trolltech®) to bring you InstallBuilder for Qt®, the first crossplatform packaging tool specifically for Qt developers. InstallBuilder for Qt includes robust functionality that makes it easy to build complex installers without writing a single line of Java code. With InstallBuilder for Qt you can:
Java-based multiplatform installation tools are notorious for producing slow-moving, bloated installers that do not integrate natively with the target operating system. BitRock InstallBuilder for Qt is easy to use and does not require bundling a Java runtime or a self-extraction step, which increases installer speed while decreasing size. Best of all, the generated installers have a truly native look and feel across all supported platforms.
To get started, download an evaluation copy of InstallBuilder for Qt.
What is the difference between BitRock InstallBuilder and InstallBuilder for Qt?
Both versions of BitRock InstallBuilder offer the same robust functionality and easy to use interface. However, BitRock InstallBuilder for Qt was designed in conjunction with Qt Software, specifically for shipping software developed using the Qt development toolkit. Installers generated with this specialized version of InstallBuilder have a Qt-based frontend, allowing them to present the same familiar interface as the software they are installing. Over time, additional features for integration with Qt and related products (such as Jambi) will be released. Projects created with regular InstallBuilder can be opened with InstallBuilder for Qt and viceversa
InstallBuilder for Qt currently supports Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. However, the standard version of BitRock InstallBuilder supports several additional Unix platforms. Future releases of InstallBuilder for Qt will include support for Solaris, FreeBSD, HP-UX, AIX and IRIX. If you have any questions regarding the timeline for a specific target platform, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.