InstallBuilder 6 Preview

We have been working on an improved GUI for our builder tool as part of our plans for InstallBuilder 6. You can download a technical preview. The final version will include AutoUpdate functionality as well.


Nicholas Herriot said...


I looked at your product a while ago. Looks like it's come along way! Well done.

I have a question. If I were to use the installer to package up my application for a Linux system, will the user still have to do a 'chmod' on the downloaded file when they want to execture the binary?

Kind regards, Nicholas Herriot

BitRock Team said...

Hi Nicholas,

Yes, most browsers on Linux/Unix (if not all) will not let you execute files just downloaded. To work around this, you can include the executable inside a .tar.gz, when extracted the installer will have executable permissions (you can also bundle a README as well)

Best regards


Unknown said...

hi all !

This software v6 is great !
But i have questions.
I would like to chose my destination_instal thanhs to a key register (HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders\Personal)

How to chose MyDocuments directory at the install of programs on windows !

It's MyDocuments directory !

So i use Advance->Installdir->Add->Get registry key value

I put for key -> HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders\Personal
For variable -> MyDocuments

End Advance->Installdir option
-name = installdir
-instalation directory = ${MyDocuments}
-default = ${platform_install_prefix}/${product_shortname}-${product_version}

Help me please !
This programs is a good job, continu.

BitRock Team said...

Thanks a lot for your interest in InstallBuilder! We have worked hard to get this version 6 out of the door, so thanks again for the kind words :)

About your specific question, the best way to do it, would be just to edit the installdir parameter, and set both into the 'value' and 'default' fields:


The ${windows_folder_personal} variable is an InstallBuilder built-in variable that points to the 'My Documents' folder, so you won't need to look into the registry for the path (although if you are interested, we could also explain how to do it :)

Unknown said...

Thank you very much !

Great job !

It is perfect ! And very fast answer.

I am very intersting to know how search key register, but i can wait the final release with (i hope) a good documentation with much exemple ! A REAL HELP DOCUMENTATION (as Qt documentation perhaps ^^) ;)

when is the scheduled release date of the final version ?

Thanks !