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NSIS 2.27 released

NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) is a professional open-source tool for the development of Windows installers. It is designed to be as small and flexible as possible and is therefore highly suitable for internet distribution.

This release, NSIS 2.27, is a quick-fix release that addresses a bug introduced in the last version, 2.26, that caused $PROGRAMFILES and $COMMONFILES to translate into random strings in the uninstaller. It also includes a couple of minor fixes and improvements.... read more

Posted by Amir Szekely 2007-05-07

2.26, uninstaller and $PROGRAMFILES

I've just been informed by Russell Davey that $PROGRAMFILES and $COMMONFILES no longer work in the uninstaller.

A quick check has shown this to be caused by the addition of $PROGRAMFILES64 and friends. A fix is already present in CVS and 2.27, containing this fix, will be released this weekend.

Posted by Amir Szekely 2007-05-01

NSIS 2.26 released

NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) is a professional open-source tool for the development of Windows installers. It is designed to be as small and flexible as possible and is therefore highly suitable for internet distribution.

This release, NSIS 2.26, adds support for installation on Windows x64 and includes the usual collection of new features, bug fixes, improvements and translation updates.... read more

Posted by Amir Szekely 2007-04-27

NSIS 2.25 released

NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) is a professional open-source tool for the development of Windows installers. It is designed to be as small and flexible as possible and is therefore highly suitable for internet distribution.

This release, NSIS 2.25, adds Memento which helps the installer remember previous installer selections, fixes a silly license page bug introduced in 2.24 and includes the usual collection of new features, bug fixes, improvements and translation updates.... read more

Posted by Amir Szekely 2007-03-31

Nightly build disabled

Nightly builds of NSIS have been disabled since March 15. The server in charge of the process was hit by lightning and has yet to have been replaced. The server is a private computer of mine also responsible for backups and dynamic content on the website - change log, latest forum posts, news and documentation.

Every other service provided by SourceForge is not affected by this.

Posted by Amir Szekely 2007-03-24

NSIS 2.24 released

NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) is a professional open-source tool for the development of Windows installers. It is designed to be as small and flexible as possible and is therefore highly suitable for internet distribution.

This release, NSIS 2.24, adds more useful predefines, allows easier usage for non-admins, resolves some longstanding issues and includes the usual collection of new features, bug fixes, improvements and translation updates.... read more

Posted by Amir Szekely 2007-02-17

NSIS 2.23 released

NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) is a professional open-source tool for the development of Windows installers. It is designed to be as small and flexible as possible and is therefore highly suitable for internet distribution.

This release, NSIS 2.23, fixes a couple of build problems and includes the usual collection of new features, bug fixes, improvements and translation updates.

Download: http://nsis.sourceforge.net/Download
Release notes: http://nsis.sourceforge.net/rn/478207

Posted by Amir Szekely 2007-01-15

NSIS 2.22 released

NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) is a professional open-source tool for the development of Windows installers. It is designed to be as small and flexible as possible and is therefore highly suitable for internet distribution.

This release, NSIS 2.22, features build support for the free Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Express and includes the usual collection of new features, bug fixes, improvements and translation updates.... read more

Posted by Amir Szekely 2006-11-29

NSIS 2.21 released

NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) is a professional open-source tool for the development of Windows installers. It is designed to be as small and flexible as possible and is therefore highly suitable for internet distribution.

This release, NSIS 2.21, features support for Windows Vista, faster lzma compression, new macros for easy Windows version comparisons and includes the usual collection of new features, bug fixes, improvements and translation updates.... read more

Posted by Amir Szekely 2006-10-20

NSIS 2.20 released

NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) is a professional open-source tool for the development of Windows installers. It is designed to be as small and flexible as possible and is therefore highly suitable for internet distribution.

This release, NSIS 2.20, includes a few bug fixes and some translation updates.

Download: http://nsis.sourceforge.net/Download
Release notes: http://nsis.sourceforge.net/rn/446141

Posted by Amir Szekely 2006-09-09

NSIS 2.19 released

NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) is a professional open-source tool for the development of Windows installers. It is designed to be as small and flexible as possible and is therefore highly suitable for internet distribution.

This release, NSIS 2.19, includes a few bug fixes and some translation updates.

Download: http://nsis.sourceforge.net/Download
Release notes: http://nsis.sourceforge.net/rn/437559

Posted by Amir Szekely 2006-08-11

NSIS 2.18 released

NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) is a professional open-source tool for the development of Windows installers. It is designed to be as small and flexible as possible and is therefore highly suitable for internet distribution.

This release, NSIS 2.18, includes a few bug fixes and many translation corrections.

Download: http://nsis.sourceforge.net/Download
Release notes: http://nsis.sourceforge.net/rn/428935

Posted by Amir Szekely 2006-07-01

NSIS 2.17 released

NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) is a professional open-source tool for the development of Windows installers. It is designed to be as small and flexible as possible and is therefore highly suitable for internet distribution. This release, NSIS 2.17, This release is a maintenance release. It fixes support for PowerPC Mac OS X and includes the usual collection of bug fixes and translation updates.... read more

Posted by Amir Szekely 2006-05-22

NSIS 2.16 released

NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) is a professional open-source tool for the development of Windows installers. It is designed to be as small and flexible as possible and is therefore highly suitable for internet distribution.

This release, NSIS 2.16, greatly increases the portability of makensis by adding support to big-endian platforms. It also feature an option to cancel builds from the GUI front-end and includes the usual collection of new features, bug fixes, improvements and translation updates.... read more

Posted by Amir Szekely 2006-04-07

NSIS 2.15 released

NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) is a professional open-source tool for the development of Windows installers. It is designed to be as small and flexible as possible and is therefore highly suitable for internet distribution.

This release, NSIS 2.15, features new compile-time commands, more useful functions in the header files and includes the usual collection of new features, bug fixes, improvements and translation updates.... read more

Posted by Amir Szekely 2006-03-04

NSIS 2.14 released

NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) is a professional open-source tool for the development of Windows installers. It is designed to be as small and flexible as possible and is therefore highly suitable for internet distribution.

This release, NSIS 2.14, This release fixes a critical bug, introduced in version 2.13, that caused installers using plug-ins to fail loading on Windows 9x and NT. Upgrading from 2.13 is highly recommended.... read more

Posted by Amir Szekely 2006-01-24

NSIS 2.13 released

NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) is a professional open-source tool for the development of Windows installers. It is designed to be as small and flexible as possible and is therefore highly suitable for internet distribution.

This release, NSIS 2.13, features better language detection, better installation under POSIX and includes the usual collection of new features, bug fixes, improvements and translation updates.... read more

Posted by Amir Szekely 2006-01-21

Project of the Month - January 2006

NSIS has been named SourceForge's Project of the Month for January 2006. Every month, SourceForge picks one of its many hosted projects and honors it with this title. This month, it's our project, and we're very honored.

We'd like to thank you, our users and our great community, for getting NSIS to where it is today. With your continued support, NSIS will keep getting better.

For more details, see:

http://sourceforge.net/potm/potm-2006-01.php

Posted by Amir Szekely 2006-01-06

NSIS 2.12 released

NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) is a professional open-source tool for the development of Windows installers. It is designed to be as small and flexible as possible and is therefore highly suitable for internet distribution.

This release, NSIS 2.12, contains an improved tutorial and includes the usual collection of new features, bug fixes, improvements and translation updates.

Download: http://nsis.sourceforge.net/Download
Release notes: http://tinyurl.com/a7bcl

Posted by Amir Szekely 2005-12-20

NSIS 2.11 released

NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) is a professional open-source tool for the development of Windows installers. It is designed to be as small and flexible as possible and is therefore highly suitable for internet distribution.

This release, NSIS 2.11, further improves portability and includes the usual collection of new features, bug fixes, improvements and translation updates.

Download: http://nsis.sourceforge.net/Download
Release notes: http://tinyurl.com/8oomb

Posted by Joost Verburg 2005-11-14

NSIS 2.0 final released

After almost two years of development the NSIS 2 Team is happy to announce the release of NSIS 2.0. NSIS is a popular script-based Windows installer system with a very small overhead. NSIS 2 includes a new Modern User Interface, LZMA compression, support for multiple languages, an easy plug-in system and an improved scripting language with named user variables and a powerful preprocessor.

A more detailed list of new NSIS 2 features can be found at our website: http://nsis.sourceforge.net/features/nsis_2/... read more

Posted by Joost Verburg 2004-02-09

NSIS 2 release candidate 4 released

Release candidate 4 of NSIS 2, the popular win32 installer system with a small overhead, is ready. NSIS 2 includes a new Modern User Interface, LZMA compression, support for multiple languages and an easy plug-in system.

This release fixes MBCS mishandling, some minor bugs, compilation errors and contains updated language files.

Download: http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/nsis/nsis20rc4.exe?download

Posted by Joost Verburg 2004-02-03

NSIS 2 release candidate 3 released

Release candidate 3 of NSIS 2, the popular win32 installer system with a small overhead, is ready. NSIS 2 includes a new Modern User Interface, LZMA compression, support for multiple languages and an easy plug-in system. This release fixes some minor bugs and contains new installer graphics and language files.

Download: http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/nsis/nsis20rc3.exe

Posted by Joost Verburg 2004-01-29

NSIS 2 release candidate 2 released

Release candidate 2 of NSIS 2, the popular win32 installer system with a small overhead, is ready. NSIS 2 includes a new Modern User Interface, LZMA compression, support for multiple languages and an easy plug-in system. NSIS is a scriptable win32 installer/uninstaller system that doesn't suck and isn't huge. It adds an overhead of only 34 KB. NSIS 2 includes a new modern user interface, supports multiple languages and features an easy plug-ins system.... read more

Posted by Joost Verburg 2004-01-12

NSIS 2 release candidate 1 released

Release candidate 1 of NSIS 2, the popular win32 installer/uninstaller system, is out. NSIS 2 includes a new Modern UI, supports multiple languages and features an easy plugin system. NSIS is still the smallest win32 installer available, with an overhead of only 34 KB (with default options).

The most noticeable new features are LZMA compression which provides up to 20% better compression ratios, LogicLib library for easier scripting and a vastly improved silent installers support.... read more

Posted by Amir Szekely 2003-12-27