[ANN] New Advanced Installer 6.0 brings XML updates and imports 3rd party MSI packages


Advanced Installer

On November 9th, 2007 Caphyon Ltd. announced the latest edition of its
Windows Installer authoring tool. The new Advanced Installer enables
developers and system administrators to easily build and repackage
complex applications into reliable, ready to deploy MSI and EXE
installers, patches and on-line updates.

Uniquely focusing from its very beginnings on the ease of use,
Advanced Installer is completely GUI-driven, with intuitive and simple
access to all the powerful functionality it offers. Friendly wizards,
smart assistants and re-packagers allow even non-experts to produce
complete, valid and reliable installers in mere minutes, saving
enterprises tens of thousands in training and implementation costs.

By using exclusively the industry standard Window Installer engine
without proprietary scripting languages, and by carefully following
its recommendations and best practices, Advanced Installer strives to
create some of the cleanest, most correct MSI packages which
effortlessly pass validation tests and logo certifications.

Advanced Installer is built on standard, open formats. Project files
are XML, easily checked in source control systems. Multiple installer
types can be defined to be built from a single project. Command-line
mode operation allows integration in build scripts. Extensions always
follow the Windows Installer recommendations and are provided in
native modules for compliant, dependency-less installers.

Install packages can run on all Microsoft Windows operating systems,
from Windows 95 to the latest Windows Vista, both 32 and 64-bit,
supporting the latest Microsoft frameworks and products,
including .NET 3.0, IIS 7.0 and IE7. Additional applications and
components are supported as prerequisites, merge modules, or through
repackaging and importing.

Save development time and enhance your products by taking advantage of
the numerous features packed in Advanced Installer. Strong
compression, software auto-updater, full dialog editor, digital
signatures, EXE bootstrapper, over 25 localizations, driver installs,
CD/DVD autorun, user accounts, task scheduler, XML updates and many
more are ready to be used with just a few mouse clicks.

What's new in Advanced Installer 6.0

Starting with the 6.0 version you can import third party MSI packages
into your own Advanced Installer Projects for further editing and
customization. Switching to Advanced Installer has never been easier.

Updating XML files is now fully supported. Insert, replace or remove
elements and attributes. Register your application in XML driven
frameworks, patch XML configuration files and update XML formatted

Enjoy faster installer development and quicker package build times
with Advanced Installer's new ability to cache and reuse unchanged

- Importing 3rd party Windows Installer MSI packages
- Updating XML files: insert/replace/remove elements and attributes
- Faster builds by caching and reusing unmodified archives
- Importing COM+ installation MSIs into existing Advanced Installer
- Support for Driver Install Frameworks for Applications (DIFxApp)
version 2.1
- Storing encrypted digital signature password in project (only for
PFX certificates)
- Support for Unicode SQL Scripts (UTF8 with BOM, UTF16 little or big
- Albanian language localization

Advanced Installer is available in four editions, starting with the
Freeware community edition and offering a 30-day trial period for the
other editions. More details and application download can be found at:


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