[v21.9, v21.6] VMware InstallBuilder – Powerful and easy to use cross-platform installer creation tool

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VMware InstallBuilder (InstallBuilder for short) is a multi-platform installer building program for Windows, Mac and Linux, developed by VMware. It enables software developers to easily build cross-platform installers of desktop and server software for various operating system platforms, and is a necessary development tool for developers who need to create multi-platform software.

With VMware InstallBuilder, you can deploy installers on multiple platforms with a single file project. That is, you can quickly create dynamic, professional installers suitable for Windows, Mac, Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, and many other platforms from a single project file and building environment. In addition, with its automatic update feature, you can deliver updates directly to the users with ease.

VMware InstallBuilder can create installation packages for applications written in any programming language, builds in lots of software packaging capabilities, can automatically add common functionality to the installer, allows to test the setup to troubleshoot problems, supports for source control integration and custom setup using external scripts. In short, it makes your software installation fully customizable.

VMware InstallBuilder provides multiple software installation modes to facilitate software deployment in any operating environment: Several GUI modes provide a native look and feel on all major desktop environments; Text-based installation mode allows console-based installation and remote installation; Silent/unattended installation mode can be used to automate the deployment work of software on a large number of computers.

It is also worth noting that VMware InstallBuilder is not based on Java, so there is no need to bundle with the Java Runtime and it does not execute the self-extracting steps. As a result, it produces cross-platform installers that are smaller and faster than those of its rival products, thus reducing the time spent downloading, launching and installing software setups. In addition, VMware InstallBuilder also supports the LZMA data compression algorithm so as to further reduce the size of the generated installer.

In summary, VMware InstallBuilder not only simplifies the process of creating an installation package, so that you can spend more time developing the product rather than building an installer, but also simplifies and automates many aspects of the installation process, so as to reduce the support costs and the burden on the end user. In other words, it simplifies the deployment of desktop and server software, helps developers reduce support costs associated with software installation, and provides a better end-user experience.

// Key Features //

Quickly Create Native, Cross-platform installers
VMware 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.
Powerful UI for Installer Development
  • Develop installers using the intuitive GUI or by editing XML-based installer project files.
  • Built-in actions automate adding commonly required functionality to installers.
  • Make platform-specific customizations while maintaining one project file for all platforms.
Installers for Any Desktop or Server Environment
  • Create installers for Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, Solaris, HP-UX, AIX, IRIX, FreeBSD and more.
  • Generate RPMs, Debian packages and multi-platform DVDs or CD-ROMs.
  • Installers run in GUI, text and unattended modes.
  • Included debugger allows you test installers as you develop and pinpoint areas to troubleshoot.
  • Command line interface allows for integration with build and test systems.
  • “Human friendly” XML-based project files support source control integration and customizing installers using external scripts.
Dynamic Parameter Support
Enhanced parameter support makes it possible to create dynamic pages that will be automatically reconfigured based on user’s input. This allows you to create a more customized and streamlined installation experience for users.
Enhanced Component Functionality
InstallBuilder provides support for downloadable components and component groups, including support for subcomponents. Downloadable components will be downloaded at runtime only if the user chooses to install them, reducing the size of installer downloads. The InstallBuilder component system allows you to group individual components and build feature sets that will be displayed in a tree structure (“subcomponents”.) It also allows users to add and remove specific components from existing installations.
Expanded Documentation
Over 350 pages of documentation are now available for InstallBuilder. The documentation not only explains every feature of InstallBuilder, but also provides sample code for a wide variety of installer functions, such as bundling a Java runtime, detecting pre-requisites on the system, offering basic and advanced installation modes and more.

// Edition Statement //

AppNee provides the VMware InstallBuilder Enterprise Edition multilingual full installers, all versions universal license files, and all versions universal keyfile makers for all platforms, as well as portable full registered versions for Windows 32-bit and 64-bit.

// Installation Notes //

for Setup versions:

  1. Download and install VMware InstallBuilder
  2. Copy the universal license file to installation folder
  3. Done

// Related Links //

// Download URLs //

License Version Download Size
All Latest n/a
for Windows
Enterprise Edition v21.9.0 32-bit | 64-bit 161 MB | 161 MB
for Mac
Enterprise Edition v21.6.0 n/a
for Linux
Enterprise Edition v21.6.0 32-bit | 64-bit n/a
Universal License File
Enterprise Edition v21.x.x < 1 KB
Universal Keyfile Makers
Enterprise Edition v21.x.x reserved 7.76 MB


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