I haven’t written an install program in a while. I used InstallShield briefly a long time ago, and I have used Nullsoft System Install System (NSIS). I downloaded and tried out NSIS recently and it left me feeling the same as with the first experience. I found the scripting language somewhat cryptic. Although there are ample examples, I don’t enjoy working with it, much as I didn’t the first go around.
I found and downloaded Jordan Russell’s free Inno Setup program and am very pleased with the program. I can say I actually enjoy working with it and found the script syntax easy and straight forward. The documentation and support material on the website is helpful and easy to navigate. Hopefully I won’t hit any snags and we can standardize on Inno Setup at DVFilm.com
BTW, Inno Setup writes a log file during installation to the user’s temp folder. On Vista this is hidden. I used ProcesMon to help me find it at C:\Users\RAK\AppData\Local\Temp\Setup Log 2008-02-02 #001.txt
On XP it is C:\Documents and Settings\user name\Local Settings\Temp\