Working with the OSBB team of hybrid builders and testers, we get questions at times about installing hybrids.
Hybrid builders can use installers or zip files for their hybrids. Sometimes we use installers, sometimes we don't. It really doesn't matter which you use.
I have seen several written tutorials on using installers. Wu-Wei has one of the best. For the hybrids that are zips I wrote this tutorial. For the first time hybrid users, I hope it helps you have trouble free installation. For the experienced in hybrid installation, please take a look and let me know what I need to edit/add/delete.