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Inno Setup 6.1.2 – free installer for Windows programs

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Inno Setup 6.1.2 – free installer for Windows programs

Inno Setup is a free installer for Windows programs. First introduced in 1997, Inno Setup today rivals and even surpasses many commercial installers in feature set and stability.

Features include a wizard interface, creation of a single EXE for easy online distribution. It supports the disk spanning, full uninstall capabilities, customizable setup types, integrated file compression. Also includes support for installing shared files and OCX’s, and creation of Start Menu icons, INI entries, and registry entries.

This program places no arbitrary limits on how many files, shortcuts, registry entries, etc. that you may include in an installation. However, keep in mind that Inno Setup does need memory for each entry in a script. For example, roughly 120 bytes of memory is needed for each [Files] entry.

Inno Setup Key features:

  • Extensive support for installation of 64-bit applications on the 64-bit editions of Windows. The x64, ARM64 and Itanium architectures are all supported.
  • Extensive support for both administrative and non administrative installations.
  • Supports creation of a single EXE to install your program for easy online distribution. Also supports the Disk spanning.
  • Standard Windows wizard interface.
  • Customizable setup types, e.g. Full, Minimal, Custom.
  • Complete uninstall capabilities.
  • Installation of files: Includes integrated support for “deflate”, bzip2, and 7-Zip LZMA/LZMA2 file compression. The installer has the ability to compare file version info, replace in-use files, use shared file counting, register DLL/OCX’s and type libraries, and install fonts.
  • Creation of shortcuts anywhere, including in the Start Menu and on the desktop.
  • Creation of registry and .INI entries.
  • Support for multilingual installs, including right-to-left language support.
  • Running other programs before, during or after install.
  • Support for passworded and encrypted installs.
  • Support for digitally signed installs and uninstalls, including dual signing (SHA1 & SHA256).
  • Silent install and uninstall.
  • Unicode installs.
  • Integrated preprocessor option for advanced compile-time customization.
  • Integrated Pascal scripting engine option for advanced run-time install and uninstall customization.
  • Full source code is available from GitHub.
  • Tiny footprint: only about 1.3 mB overhead with all features included.
  • All features are fully documented.
  • Used by Microsoft Visual Studio Code and Embarcardero Delphi.

The Inno Setup QuickStart Pack includes Inno Setup itself and additionally includes options to install third-party add-ons such as the ISTool script editor and Inno Setup Preprocessor. These add-ons are not official and are not required for general usage, but make Inno Setup easier to use.

Changes in Inno Setup 6.1.2 (2020-11-15):

  • Compiler IDE change: Added new Print… (Ctrl+P) menu item to the File menu.
  • Minor tweaks.

Changes in Inno Setup 6.0.5 (2020-05-21):

  • Changes to further help protect installers against potential DLL preloading attacks.
  • Compiler IDE change: added Inno Setup Mailing List menu item to the Help menu.
  • Inno Setup can now be installed using the new Windows Package Manager.
  • Minor tweaks.

Changes in Inno Setup 6.0.4 (2020-03-12):

  • [Setup] section directives LicenseFile, InfoBeforeFile and InfoAfterFile now support objects such as images in .rtf (rich text) files.
  • Added new constant: {usersavedgames}.
  • Compiler IDE changes:
    • The Welcome dialog is now higher and wider by default and also resizable.
    • Added Dark theme support to the scrollbars (on newer versions of Windows) and the bottom tab set.
  • Restart Manager changes:
    • Setup now ignores attempts by the script to register Setup itself with Restart Manager for a being in use check.
    • If all files are excluded by [Setup] section directive CloseApplicationsFilter, Setup now no longer calls Restart Manager’s RmGetList asking it to check 0 files.
    • /LOG: Now logs how many files Setup asked Restart Manager’s RmGetList to check.
    • Added new command line parameter /LOGCLOSEAPPLICATIONS. Instructs Setup to create extra logging when closing applications for debugging purposes.
    • Fix: [Setup] section directive CloseApplicationsFilter was ignored by checks for [InstallDelete] entries.
  • Windows AppLocker publisher conditions are now supported by Setup up to and including the file name level.
  • Pascal Scripting change: Added new IsDotNetInstalled support function, based on code by Cristoph Nahr.
  • Inno Setup Preprocessor (ISPP) change: Added new UpperCase support function.
  • Fix: Event attributes for uninstall event functions now actually work.
  • Minor tweaks and documentations improvements.
  • Enabled HTTPS on

Changes in Inno Setup 6.0.3 (2019-10-11):

  • /LOG: Now logs Windows compatibility mode when this is activated by the user.
  • Added new [Setup] section directive: SignToolRunMinimized.
  • [Setup] section directive UsePreviousLanguage now also has an effect when the Select Language dialog is not displayed because Setup is for example running silently.
  • Checkboxes displayed by lists now look better on high DPI systems.
  • Compiler IDE changes:
    • Added Dark theme support to the toolbar.
    • When paused on a breakpoint in the [Code] section the new “Debug Call Stack” view now shows the call stack.
    • The “Compiler Output” and “Debug Output” views now support multi selection, an extra Select All popup menu item and Ctrl+C and Ctrl+A keyboard shortcuts. The Copy action now only copies the selected lines instead of all lines.
  • Inno Setup Preprocessor (ISPP) changes:
    • Array variables declared with #dim can now be initialized directly, like #dim MyArray[3] {1, 2, 3} for example.
    • Added new predefined variable Tab.
  • Pascal Scripting change: Added new Set8087CW and Get8087CW support functions.
  • Some messages have been added in this version: (View differences in Default.isl).
    • PrepareToInstallNeedsRestart: This message is used by the Preparing to Install wizard page if a restart is needed. If this message is not set by a translation, Setup will instead use FinishedRestartLabel and FinishedRestartMessage as before.
    • ComponentsDiskSpaceGBLabel and DiskSpaceGBLabel: These messages are used by Setup to display required disk spaces of 1000.0 MB or more in gigabytes instead of in megabytes. If these messages are not set by a translation, Setup will instead use ComponentsDiskSpaceMBLabel and DiskSpaceMBLabel as before.
  • Added official Slovak translation.
  • Minor tweaks and cosmetic fixes.

Changes in Inno Setup 6.0.2 (2019-04-26):

  • Added new {sysnative} constant.
  • Pascal Scripting changes:
    • Added new WizardSelectComponents and WizardSelectTasks support functions.
    • Renamed the IsComponentSelected and IsTaskSelected support functions to WizardIsComponentSelected and WizardIsTaskSelected. The old names are still supported, but it is recommended to update your scripts to the new names and the compiler will issue a warning if you don’t.
  • Minor cosmetic fixes.

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Support for every Windows release since 2006, including: Windows 10, Windows 10 on ARM, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Vista. (No service packs are required.)

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    thanks !