[Lazarus] Res: cross-distro (and OS) app installation - what would you like?

Daniel Simoes de Ameida dopidaniel at yahoo.com.br
Thu Jan 21 12:59:07 CET 2010

Some multiplataform installers:

 InstallJammer  (OpenSource)

 InstallBuilder (Comercial, but permits free license for OpenSource projects)

I use InstallBuilder (only for Linux) in my OpenSource Project (ACBr), for Windows, InnoSetup is a natural choice for "Pascal programmers" 

[]s Daniel

Conheça o Projeto ACBr - Automaçao Comercial Brasil
DJSystem a Loja Patrocinadora do ACBr

De: George Lober <gl at wellnesssoftworks.com>
Para: Lazarus mailing list <lazarus at lists.lazarus.freepascal.org>
Enviadas: Quinta-feira, 21 de Janeiro de 2010 9:05:00
Assunto: Re: [Lazarus] cross-distro (and OS) app installation - what would you like?

Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:
> George Lober wrote:
>> The few that caught my eye were very basic, and not workable with closed source commercial software.
>>    http://developer.berlios.de/projects/fixinst/
>>    http://autopackage.org/
> We looked at projects like AutoPackage (I really liked this one),
> ZeroInstall, etc... All nice, but unfortunately they first require a
> "runtime" to be installed *before* you can install *.package files. That's
> no good, because not a single mainstream distro comes standard with those
> runtime packages pre-installed.
> The Installer itself shouldn't have such requirements, it should just run.
>> Besides the deployment issues, another thing that discourages me from writing software for Linux is the virtual non existence of anti-cracking software.
> I know what you mean. We flew 1200km to the biggest Security Confrence in
> South Africa and spoke to every single vendor there. Not one had
> "anti-cracking" security software for Linux. Windows sure, but not Linux.
> So we had to implemented that ourselves. We can now lease software, lock to
> hardware, xx-day evaluation, etc...  Unfortunately that code is not open
> source.

The one I know about is called FlexNet, by ROVI (previously MacroVision). It does support multiple platforms including Linux:


but is a big league mega buck solution. Four years back when I inquired about cost, it was several thousands of dollars.

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