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Inno Setup 6.0.4

March 13, 2020 - Software
Inno Setup 6.0.4

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 6.0.4 (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.

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