An installation and update framework for Windows desktop apps
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We are looking for help with maintaining this important project - please read the discussion in #1470 for more information.
Squirrel is both a set of tools and a library, to completely manage both installation and updating your Desktop Windows application, written in either C# or any other language (i.e., Squirrel can manage native C++ applications).
Squirrel uses NuGet packages to create installation and update packages, which means that you probably already know most of what you need to create an installer.
Windows apps should be as fast and as easy to install and update as apps like Google Chrome. From an app developer's side, it should be really straightforward to create an installer for my app, and publish updates to it, without having to jump through insane hoops.
Refer to our full list of goals for integrating, packaging, distributing, installing, and updating.
See the documentation Table of Contents for an overview of the available documentation for Squirrel.Windows. It includes a Getting Started Guide as well as additional topics related to using Squirrel in your applications.
For the impatient:
git clone --recursive https://github.com/squirrel/squirrel.windows cd squirrel.windows .\.NuGet\NuGet.exe restore msbuild /p:Configuration=Release
See Contributing for additional information on building and contributing to Squirrel.
See COPYING for details on copyright and usage of the Squirrel.Windows software.