[ANN] New release of Windows Installer (MSI) creation tool - Advanced Installer 4.5

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Advanced Installer

Caphyon LLC is pleased to announce the release of Advanced Installer
Professional 4.5, a Windows Installer authoring tool which enables
developers and system administrators to easily build reliable MSI
packages. Advanced Installer runs on Windows 2000/XP, and the install
packages it creates run on all Microsoft Windows 9x/ME/NT/2k/XP
operating systems.

Windows Installer is a powerful, but very complex technology. Mastering
it on your own takes months of hard work. That's where Advanced
Installer comes to help. It creates a high level abstraction on top of
the underlying technology. With a clean, simple user interface, each
operation is logical and intuitive. Everything is done in the user
interface, without complicated scripts to learn or arcane database
tables to edit.

Advanced Installer is built on standard, open formats. The project
files are saved as XML files for easy integration with source control
systems. Advanced Installer is FREE for the simplest, most common
usages. It also offers three additional licensing levels for more
sophysticated needs: Professional, For Java and Enterprise.


What's new in Advanced Installer 4.5
====================================

This new version offers Windows Vista compatibility and support,
support for database server configuration and SQL script deployment,
Windows Task Scheduler, and the ability to pack features in separate
CAB files for on-demand web installs. Also new is a testing tool for
Windows Installer searches, a custom edit control for visually editing
MSI Formatted fields and many more.

- Microsoft Windows Vista compatibility and support
- Database server configuration and SQL script deployment for
Microsoft, Oracle, Postgre and MySQL databases
- Schedule Tasks when installing your application
- Ability to pack features in independent CAB files for minimizing
download time for online installs
- Universal Binary on Mac with support for Intel CPUs
- Testing tool for Windows Installer searches
- Large file number support (over 32767 files)
- LZMA compression option for prerequisites
- LZMA compression multi-core optimization
- Reserving extra space for install costing
- Moving, copying or duplicating files during install
- Smart edit controls for MSI Formatted fields offering reference
auto-completion, highlight, error underlines and resolved value hints

The application can be downloaded from:
http://www.advancedinstaller.com/download.html

More details about the application can be found at:
http://www.advancedinstaller.com
 
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