View Full Version : How to create a install file ?

17th May 2006, 22:46
In Windows usually a file (program) is downloaded from some where, then by double clicking on it we can install it.

Is it possible to do the same thing in Qt ?
How about doing the same for Linux ?

17th May 2006, 23:20
Is it possible to do the same thing in Qt ?
Just as with any windows program. You can use NSIS (http://nsis.sourceforge.net) for this.

How about doing the same for Linux ?

18th May 2006, 00:34
I second the suggestion for NSIS. It's fairly easy to use, looks professional, and is open source and free. I used to distribute my software in a zipped archive, with a note saying "just unzip whereever you want." But this was too difficult for many people, so now I use a Windows-style installer. Ease of use takes a backseat to familiarity in the Windows world.

21st May 2006, 22:24
for windows systems i like 'advanced installer' from
caphyon (google it!). it is easy to use and has a gui. it's
commericial software but a basic version is for free.

best regards,

22nd May 2006, 08:00
How about inno setup (http://www.jrsoftware.org/isinfo.php)?