Home > In the News > BitRock InstallBuilder 2.2.0 adds Solaris Support BitRock InstallBuilder 2.2.0 adds Solaris Support Submitted by Daniel Lopez 2005-02-08 In the News 5 Comments BitRock InstallBuilder is a multiplatform installation tool that supports Linux, Windows, Solaris and, soon, OSX. Free, fully functional licenses for open source projects. The new version added Solaris support. You can also rate the app here. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 5 Comments 2005-02-09 3:17 am Solaris Sparc but not Solaris x86? Meh. 2005-02-09 8:54 am We will be providing support soon for OSX, Solaris x86. HPUX and AIX will happen this quarter as well. Please contact us for more details at info _(a)_ bitrock.com 2005-02-09 10:11 am How “clean” would the installation be compared to installing a deb/rpm package? And does this include tools to uninstall the software also, since I guess you can’t use the operating systems default tools to remove software installed with this? 2005-02-09 11:01 am It creates an uninstaller that will remove any files, links, desktop shortcuts, etc. created by the installer. It has hooks for pre uninstallation scripts so the package creator can further customize this. Comparing to RPM or deb packages: – The installer does not require root access and can be used by regular users to install software in their home directory. – The installer is not a replacement for RPM or debs for distribution-specific packages such as system libraries, but rather an alternative method to make a single package work in as many distributions as possible (for example a game, a self-contained business application) Having said that, we do support RPM integration and have done that in the past for some customers. We will include part of that functionality in future releases. 2005-02-09 6:21 pm I have SuSE home 8.1, does the newest version work with these instalers? Why the Censored do we have to still do the RPM, or compile your own app. non sense anymore!!!???