NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) 2.36

NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) is a small, efficient, capable, professional open source system to create Windows installers. It is designed to be as small and flexible as possible and is therefore very suitable for internet distribution.

Being a user's first experience with your product, a stable and reliable installer is an important component of succesful software. With NSIS you can create such installers that are capable of doing everything that is needed to setup your software.

NSIS is script-based and allows you to create the logic to handle even the most complex installation tasks. Many plug-ins and scripts are already available: you can create web installers, communicate with Windows and other software components, install or update shared components and more.

Features :
• Generates self-contained executable installers
• Support for ZLib, BZip2 and LZMA data compression (files can be compressed individually or together)
• Uninstall support (installer can generate an uninstaller)
• Customizable user interface (dialogs, fonts, backgrounds, icons, text, checkmarks, images etc.)
• Classic and Modern wizard interface
• Fully multilingual, support for multiple languages (including RTL langauges) in one installer. More than 40 translations are already available, but you can also create your own.
• Page system: You can add standard wizard pages or custom pages
• User selection of installation components, tree for component selection
• Multiple install configurations (usually Minimal, Typical, Full), and custom configuration
• Installer self-verification using a CRC32 checksum
• Small overhead over compressed data size (34 KB with default options)
• Ability to display a license agreement in text or RTF format
• Ability to detect destination directory from the registry
• Easy to use plug-in system (lots of plug-ins for creation of custom dialogs, internet connections, HTTP downloading, file patching, Win32 API calls, etc. are included)
• Installers can be as large as 2GB
• Optional silent mode for automated installations
• A preprocessor with support for defined symbols, macros, conditional compilation, standard predefines
• A lovely coding experience with elements of PHP and assembly (includes user variables, a stack, real flow control, etc.)
• Installers have their own VMs that let you write code that can support:
o File extraction (with configurable overwrite parameters)
o File/directory copying, renaming, deletion, searching
o Plug-in DLL calling
o DLL/ActiveX control registration/unregistration
o Executable execution (shell execute and wait options)
o Shortcut creation
o Registry key reading/setting/enumerating/deleting
o INI file reading/writing
o Generic text file reading/writing
o Powerful string and integer manipulation
o Window finding based on class name or title
o User interface manipulation (font/text setting)
o Window message sending
o User interaction with message boxes or custom pages
o Branching, comparisons, etc.
o Error checking
o Reboot support, including delete or rename on reboot
o Installer behavior commands (such as show/hide/wait/etc.)
o User functions in script
o Callback functions for user actions

Changes in version 2.36:
This release features lots of nsDialogs improvements, MultiUser fix-ups and the usual collection of bug fixes and minor improvements.

Release Notes:
* nsDialogs is picking up its pace and offers lots of new macros in this release. Keep the patches and requests coming!

Major Changes:
* nsExec: Support for x64 disabled redirection (RFE #1778973, bug #1889317)

Modern UI:
* Fixed start menu page setting the error flag (bug #1891106)

* NSD_AddStyle and NSD_AddExStyle for easy customization (patch #1900588)
* NSD_CB_AddString, NSD_CB_SelectString, NSD_LB_AddString and NSD_LB_SelectString for easier handling of combo and list boxes
* NSD_CreateNumber and NSD_SetTextLimit for limited input fields
* NSD_SetImage, NSD_SetStretchedImage, NSD_ClearImage and NSD_FreeImage for image handling
* NSD_SetState, NSD_GetState, NSD_Check and NSD_Uncheck for handling of check boxes and radio buttons (patch #1900588)
* NSD_SetText for easily setting control's text
* OnClick support for labels (bug #1908732)
* Support for edit box change notification in combo box

Minor Changes:
* Fixed exception handling of UPX compressed icons (bug #1896500)
* Fixed InstallDirRegKey example in bigtest.nsi
* Fixed Memento's documentation to include ${MementoSectionDone}
* Fixed rare decompression error with 0x4001 bytes of compressed data (bug #1874297)
* LangFile.nsh: Added LANGFILE_INCLUDE_WITHDEFAULT to load language file with defaults being obtained from a default file. This replaces the LANGFILE_DEFAULT setting and makes it easier to use LangFile.nsh for multiple sets of languages file without having to care about the different LANGFILE_DEFAULT settings.
* Minor documentation improvements (including bug #1891266, bug #1894033, bug #1896803)
* MultiUser: Fixed error when a custom installation mode initialization function is used only for the installer
* MultiUser: Fixed default installation mode based on registry key (bug #1913029)
* MultiUser: Fixed no uninstaller handling (MULTIUSER_NOUNINSTALL)

Utilities and Plug-ins:
* MakeNSISW: Avoid opening executables with identical folder names when opening script's folder (bug #1891066)
* nsExec: Fixed return code handling so 259 won't cause an infinite loop (bug #1909458)
* VPatch: Added MD5 functions (RFE #1900226)

* Albanian updates (patch #1919360)
* French fixes (patch #1916564)
* Polish updates (patch #1894983)

Build System:
* Fixed build of NSIS Menu with wxGTK (bug #1900233)
* Use CRLF for DSW and DSP files to avoid corruption messages
* Various build fixes for GCC 4.3, amd64 and Linux in general

Homepage - http://nsis.sourceforge.net

Size: 1.48 MB