Windows distribution technique with support for Squirrel


#1

Hi,

We are starting to create our windows distribution and I am a little confused what package to use to create the installer so we could support Squirrel. (It would also be nice to be able to built from Mac OS for Windows).

I am considering between windows-installer, electron-installer-squirrel-windows and grunt-electron-installer (but we don’t use grunt and we have to include it in our project only for this package which is a drawback).

Do any of you have any suggestions or recommendations?


#2

https://github.com/electronjs/windows-installer was recently refactored to remove the dependency on grunt.

If you’re using electron-packager, https://github.com/mongodb-js/electron-installer-squirrel-windows may be more of your style (disclaimer: i’m the current maintainer).

We’re trying to find a we to unify these projects, but it’s slow going.