InstallJammer, a self-executing installer for Linux

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In the crowded Linux packaging landscape, it would be easy to overlook Damon Courtney's InstallJammer. However, InstallJammer, which provides self-executing installers for Linux and other operating systems is well worth a look. Version 1.1 was released recently with a number of new features, including support for RPM and Debian package databases, console-based installs, new platforms, and much more.

Program features

After starting InstallJammer the first time, an empty project manager will appear and a wizard will guide you through the setup of your first project. It asks for your company name, version information, and asks for the main directory, where all the program files are located. So it's a good idea to use ./configure --prefix=/home/user/programdir to compile the sources, so that all the files are in one spot.

The install builder itself sports a common tree structure on the left of the project manager wizard with all the steps you'll use to build a perfect installer. Go through the steps from top to bottom and you'll have your installer.

On the right side of the wizard, you can change the settings.

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