NSIS Portable 2.46 Rev 2 Unicode and ANSI Released

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Submitted by John T. Haller on June 30, 2010 - 11:08am

logoNSIS Portable 2.46 Rev 2 has been released in Unicode and ANSI formats. NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) Portable is a professional open source system to create standard Windows installers (as well as our launchers) packaged as a portable app so you can create installers and launchers anywhere. This release updates adds NSIS Unicode to the mix and fixes an issue with the NSIS menu on Windows 7. It's packaged in PortableApps.com Format so it can easily integrate with the PortableApps.com Suite. And it's open source and completely free.

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ScreenshotNSIS can create Windows installers that are capable of installing, uninstalling, setting system settings, extracting files, etc. Because NSIS is based on script files, you can create both simple and advanced installers. Its features include:

  • Small overhead size
  • Compatible with all major Windows versions
  • Unique compression methods
  • Multiple languages in one installer
  • Many features and checks for the target system
  • Custom dialogs and interfaces
  • Plug-in system
  • Support for web installation, file patching
  • Project integration, different releases and automatic builds
  • Easy and human readable file formats
  • and more...

Learn more about NSIS...

PortableApps.com Installer / PortableApps.com Format

NSIS Portable is packaged in a PortableApps.com Installer so it will automatically detect an existing PortableApps.com installation when your drive is plugged in. And it's in PortableApps.com Format, so it automatically works with the PortableApps.com Suite including the Menu and Backup Utility.


NSIS Portable is available for immediate download from the NSIS Portable homepage. Get it today!

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PortableApps.com is going full unicode.

Something else, I don't want to sound cheeky, but some small credit for all the effort and time I put into the unicode branch would have been appreciated. Sad

Formerly Gringoloco
Windows XP Pro sp3 x32

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Sorry about that Mark. I thought I'd already done that but it looks like I hadn't. I'm out of state working remotely and supposed to be playing with my nieces and nephews at the moment.

You've been update to full Dev status which means you're listed on the Our Team page and have a Dev badge next to your name now. And I added yo to the NSIS Portable page credits.

Your work on NSIS Portable Unicode has been absolutely invaluable and is very much appreciated! Thank you. Smiling

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It is now Smiling

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We missed it on the last round of updates. Sad I'll get it in in a revision in the near future (before 2.0 final) in NSIS, the installer and the platform, though. Thanks again for contributing! Smiling

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