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Quail cross-platform installer

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Quail Overview

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Easy to use cross-platform installer & updater

Our goal is to make deploying and updating desktop applications as simple as possible

Today you can deploy a simple solution in less than 10 lines

Quail is currently in development stage, everything is subject to change

Current features

  • Windows and Linux compatibility
  • Install and uninstall an application (Add launch shortcut and register program on the system)
  • Many ways to deploy and/or update your application:
    • Github release
    • FTP server
    • Embedded in installer (offline installer)
  • Graphical user interface
  • Scriptable user interface
  • Configuration management
  • Custom scriptable install/uninstall actions
  • Configurable "Force update" or "Ask for update"


  1. Install python 3.6
  2. Install Tkinter (if its not already in python3) on debian/ubuntu: sudo apt-get install python3-tk on fedora sudo dnf install python3-tk
  3. Install Quail python3 -m pip install iquail

Using Quail

Currently everything is subject to change, this is the main reason why there is no documentation yet,

You can still begin learning by examples

To build a quail installer run --quail_build

Short time goals

  • Signing quail's executables
  • Integrity verification and updating only modified data
  • Building a versioning server
  • Using quail to update solutions which already have an installer .msi / .deb / setup.exe / .rpm files
  • Mac OS support


If you find quail interesting and if you would like to use quail for your project, feel free to contact us by email: or by creating a github issue we will be happy to help you and make quail meet your needs.


This project is licensed under the Mozilla Public License 2.0 - see the LICENSE file for details

Big thanks to PyInstaller project, our project would have never been possible without them:

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