NSIS 3.08 (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System)

Nullsoft Scriptable Install System

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NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) is a small, environment-friendly, successful, professional open-source system to create Windows installers. It is designed to be as small and flexible as possible and is due to this fact very suitable for internet distribution.

Being a user’s first experience along with your product, a stable and reliable installer is a vital component of a successful program.

With NSIS you may create installers that might be able to do every little thing that’s wanted to arrange your program. NSIS is script-based and allows you to create the logic to deal with even the most advanced installation tasks.

Many plug-ins and scripts are already available: you may create web installers, talk with Windows and different program components, install or update shared components, and more.

NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) Features:

  • Generates self-contained executable installers
  • Support for ZLib, BZip2 and LZMA data compression
  • Uninstall support (installer can generate an uninstaller)
  • The customizable user interface (dialogs, fonts, backgrounds, icons, text, checkmarks, images, etc.)
  • Classic and Modern wizard interface
  • Fully multilingual, support for multiple languages (together with RTL languages) in a single installer. More than 40 translations are already available, however, it’s also possible to create your personal.
  • Page system. You can add standard wizard pages or customized pages
  • User number of installation components, the tree for part choice
  • Multiple install configurations (normally Minimal, Typical, Full), and customized configuration
  • Installer self-verification using a CRC32 checksum
  • Small overhead over compressed data size (34 KB with default options)
  • Ability to display a license settlement in text or RTF format
  • Ability to detect destination directory from the registry
  • Easy to use the plug-in system. Lots of included plug-ins for the creation of customized dialogs, internet connections, HTTP downloading, file patching, Win32 API calls, etc.
  • Installers may be as giant as 2GB
  • Optional silent mode for automated installations
  • A preprocessor with support for defined symbols, macros, conditional compilation, standard predefines
  • Lovely coding experience with elements of PHP and assembly. Includes user variables, a stack, actual flow control, etc.

Installers have their VMs that allow you to write code that may support

  • File extraction (with configurable overwrite parameters)
  • File/directory copying, renaming, deletion, looking out
  • Plug-in DLL calling
  • DLL/ActiveX control registration/unregistration
  • Executable execution (shell execute and wait options)
  • Shortcut creation
  • Registry key reading/setting/enumerating/deleting
  • INI file reading/writing
  • Generic text file reading/writing
  • Powerful string and integer manipulation
  • Window finding based on class name or title
  • User interface manipulation (font/text setting)
  • Window message sending
  • User interaction with message boxes or customized pages
  • Branching, comparisons, etc.
  • Error checking
  • Reboot support, together with delete or rename on reboot
  • Installer conduct commands (corresponding to show/hide/wait/etc.)
  • User functions within the script
  • Callback functions for user actions

Changes in NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) 3.08

  • Added !uninstfinalize
  • Added $USER.. and $COMMON.. alias constants
  • Added GetDLLVersion /ProductVersion switch
  • Added GetWinVer instruction
  • Disallow start maximized mode
  • Added /LAUNCH compiler switch
  • PEAddResource now supports the res:// protocol
  • System::Store can push/pop the flags state

Size: 1.48 MB

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