New Advanced Installer 6.2 brings MSI, MSM and Eclipse projectsimport

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Advanced Installer

On March 6th, 2008 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 3.5, 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 LZMA
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, SQL
scripts and many more are ready to be used with just a few mouse
clicks.

What's new in Advanced Installer 6.2
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The 6.2 version focuses on further shortening the time required to
create new MSI installers. Import your existing Eclipse projects for
your Java products, take advantage of the new wizards to quickly
create unified 32/64-bit installers, save ready-to-use templates for
your future projects.

Additional Prerequisites and launch conditions are readily defined to
be included in your installers with just a mouse click: .Net Framework
3.5, Adobe Acrobat Reader and the new service packs for Windows XP
(SP3), Vista (SP1) and Server 2008.

A powerful import feature can handle both MSI installers and MSM merge
modules allowing you to open and edit completed, third-party packages
for further easy customization in Advanced Installer before
deployment.

- Importing Eclipse projects into For Java projects
- Importing merge modules into new or existing projects
- Importing MSIs into existing projects
- Template projects
- Ability to define Searches per each build
- Ability to define Launch Conditions per each build
- Wizard for creating new features
- Wizard for creating unified 32/64-bit packages
- Predefined .Net Framework 3.5 launch condition and prerequisite
- Predefined Acrobat Reader prerequisite and launch condition
- Newly released OS Service Packs launch conditions
- Serbian language localization
- Catalan language localization
- MSI-like wizard-style bootstrapper UI with customizable dialog and
banner images
- Bootstrapper command line for setting installation language
- Ability to merge 64-bit merge modules into mixed 32/64-bit packages

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:

http://www.advancedinstaller.com
 
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