InstallBase is a multi-platform GUI installer written in Tcl/Tk and designed to work on Windows, Mac and virtually any flavor of UNIX / Linux.

Current release is 1.0a5, released on March 21, 2003. Superseded by installjammer.

It features:

  • A full-featured install builder.
  • Installs are packaged in single binary executables for each platform making web distribution easy.
  • Features specific to Tcl/Tk software and programs.
  • Support for multiple install themes.
  • Default install themes that resemble popular, commercial installers.
  • A high level of configurability. Install panes can actually be modified right down to the Tcl/Tk code.
  • Built-in support for Windows install conventions.
  • Automatic creation of an uninstaller.
  • Currently supported platforms are Windows, FreeBSD, Linux and Solaris.

Screenshots are available here --

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Author: Damon Courtney ]


"InstallJammer is the renamed, re-designed InstallBase project and has been in work for over two years for this release." (the alpha release 1.0a1, dated 2005-11-14)