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BitRock InstallBuilder is a development tool for building cross-platform installers for desktop and server software.
With InstallBuilder, you can quickly create dynamic, 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. Automatic update functionality makes it easy to deliver updates directly to users
once they have your software installed.
InstallBuilder's key features are:
|Feature||InstallAnywhere® Premier||InstallBuilder Enterprise|
|Windows, OS X, Linux (x86 and x64) Support|
|Includes automated update capabilities||Must purchase separately|
|Supports platform specific install destinations||-|
|Does not require self extraction step||-|
|No external dependencies||-|
|Installer Overhead||Approx. 15 MB: 1.7 MB + JRE||1.2-1.5MB|
|LZMA support (up to 30% installer size reduction)||-|
|Integration with RPM database||Partial|
|RPM package generation||-|
|Debian package generation||-|
|Installers can be delivered over the Web|
|Display message dialogs during installation|
|Pre/Post installation scripts|
|Rule-based installer actions for changing permissions, substituting values in files, etc.|
|Run installations from a response file|
|Windows Registry manipulation|
|INI file manipulation|
|Windows (10, 8, 7, 2012, 2008, Vista, 2003, XP, 2000, Me)|
|UNIX Platforms (Linux x86/PPC/Itanium/s390, Solaris Sparc/x86, FreeBSD, AIX, HP-UX, IRIX)|
|Mac OS X (Intel and PPC)|
|Native look and feel across all platforms||-|
|Single XML project file for all installers|
|IDE runs on multiple platforms|
|Quick build functionality|
|Command line build tools|
|Add advanced functionality without writing custom code||-|
|Group Development Features|
|Human-friendly XML project file||-|
|Supports relative paths, allowing a single project file to be easily moved to multiple systems|
|Automatically includes files in installer from Manifest files|
|Easily integrates with existing build systems, including Ant|
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The BitRock installer has cut our build/test capital needs by 75%. The overhead in build/packaging for a dozen platforms is trivial. I now type in a command and I get installers that work on all the platforms I need to support. BitRock's installer was a lifesaver, dramatically cutting down our build/release times."
Erik Swan, Chief Technical Splunker, Splunk
Alfresco is the recognized leader in Open Source Enterprise Content Management. Our focus on Simple Open Source - SOS - enables customers to achieve the full potential cost savings by making it simple to install, simple to use and simple to scale out an entire stack comprised of multiple open source software components. BitRock is a key partner for us in this initiative reducing installation-related time, support and cost for the whole ECM stack."
Paul Holmes-Higgin, VP of Engineering, Alfresco Software Inc.
InstallBuilder's comprehensive cross-platform support has proven invaluable to us, giving our customers a consistent installation experience no matter what operating system they run on as well as reducing our development costs by avoiding the need to support multiple technologies. BitRock's excellent technical support team are the icing on the cake, helping us out quickly and efficiently whenever we need a hand."
Dave Page, Senior Software Architect, Enterprise DB
As the world's most popular open source database, MySQL has a diverse customer base that requires support for a wide range of operating systems and architectures. BitRock's expertise in packaging software to make it easy to install in virtually any environment made it the perfect fit for MySQL's requirements. Working with BitRock allows us to provide our users with a fast, easy installation process while at the same time reducing our support costs."
Rob Young, Senior Product Manager MySQL Network, MySQL Inc
We were looking for easy to use installation software to support our products on Linux. We tried a couple well known commercial alternatives, but BitRock was easier and more cost effective than it's competitors and it was a heck of a lot easier than creating an RPM distribution from scratch."
Brian Munshaw, V.P. Software Development, NuDesign
InstallBuilder has helped us to provide Openbravo in an easy to install package, virtually eliminating implementation barriers. The automated installation process reduces installation-related support requests and costs."
Ismael Ciordia, Chief Technology Officer, Openbravo
We use Installbuilder to package our applications, improve and simplify the deployment of our tools, targeting an important range of platforms from Linux to Windows and MacOSX. Bitrock team has proven very helpful and the quality of their support has been a key element in our choice."
Mickael Remond, President, Process-One