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Overview of the InstallerBuilder Package

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Using the InstallerBuilder package, you can create installers for your Maple toolboxes. Toolbox installers are executable Maple archives, .mla files.


The InstallerBuilder provides a set of built-in windows, called panels, that display as the user installs your toolbox. Each panel displays or requests specific installation information from the user. For more information about the built-in panels, see InstallerBuilder Panels.


You can build an installer using:


The InstallerBuilder graphical user interface (Maplet interface), launched using the Interactive command, or


The Build command, specifying all information using parameters.


It is recommended that you use the Interactive command when setting up a configuration for building an installer, and use the Build command when automating the generation of installers during software development.


The Interactive and Build commands accept the same set of options. For information on the installer options, see InstallerBuilder Options.

Accessing Package Commands


Each command in the InstallerBuilder package can be accessed by using either the long form or the short form of the command name in the command calling sequence.


As the underlying implementation of the InstallerBuilder package is a module, you can also use the form InstallerBuilder:-command to access a command from the package. For more information, see Module Members.

List of Package Commands


The following is a list of available commands.






To display the help page for a particular InstallerBuilder command, see Getting Help with a Command in a Package.

See Also

.mla files, InstallerBuilder Options, InstallerBuilder Panels, module, UsingPackages, with

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