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Top 5 Install tool Open-Source Projects

  • Chocolatey

    Chocolatey - the package manager for Windows

    Project mention: Best Practices Setting up Your Local Development Environment | | 2022-06-22

    The specific package manager depends on your Operating System. In macOS the most popular tool is Homebrew. In Linux distributions like Ubuntu/Debian, you can use apt, and in RedHat/CentOS distributions you can use yum. In Windows the most popular tool is Chocolatey.

  • Squirrel

    An installation and update framework for Windows desktop apps

    Project mention: What is the Update.exe file by Github - It comes with Discord installation.. | | 2022-06-17

    It's what Discord uses to install/update the client when you run it, which I believe is called Squirrel and was made by some GitHub developers, hence by GitHub. It's not fishy, it just isn't named very well in the startup menu.

  • Scout APM

    Less time debugging, more time building. Scout APM allows you to find and fix performance issues with no hassle. Now with error monitoring and external services monitoring, Scout is a developer's best friend when it comes to application development.

  • omaha

    Google Update for Windows

    Project mention: Google Chrome emergency update fixes zero-day used in attacks | | 2022-04-15

    You don’t opt-in to updates to Chrome and you will have one hell of a time opting out. If you’re on Windows, take a look at your task scheduler and notice that the Google Update task runs every hour in which it sends the current version of Chrome (stored in registry) to a Google URL and if that doesn’t match the latest then Google Chrome updates. You just need to restart your browser. Google update is a branded open source project called Omaha which is a very minimal and clever approach to application updates. Here’s the GitHub if you’re interested in learning more.

  • Onova

    Unopinionated auto-update framework for desktop applications

  • Wax

    An interactive editor for WiX setup projects. (by tom-englert)

NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2022-06-22.

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Project Stars
1 Chocolatey 8,339
2 Squirrel 6,374
3 omaha 1,783
4 Onova 342
5 Wax 199
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