Advanced Installer 10.9 Release Notes

On January 23rd, 2014 Caphyon Ltd. is proud to announce the release of Advanced Installer 10.9 in Free, Professional, Java, Enterprise and Architect editions. This release is available for download on the Advanced Installer website.

The 10.9 release opens new horizons for Mac Java programmers with Java 7 on Mac OS X support and the ability to bundle JREs.

Create installers for your application even faster from within your Visual Studio IDE by converting existing 3rd party installer projects on the fly.

New features

  • Support Java 7 on Mac OS X
  • Bundle JRE for Mac OS X
  • Predefined prerequisites for "SQL Server 2012 Express SP1"
  • Predefined prerequisites for "SQL Server Express" 64-bit
  • On-the-fly conversion of WIX, Install Shield and Visual Studio setup projects from Visual Studio Extension

Enhancements

  • COM view improvements
  • Updated download link for "SQL Server 2005 Native Client" to SP4
  • Updated supported Windows versions, install conditions and silent installation parameters for all "SQL Server" and "SQL Native Client" prerequisites
  • Added TypeLibraries defined by registry in App-V 5 packages
  • Support for property based folders in App-V packages
  • Added "Install folder content into the parent folder" option in App-V packages
  • Support for modern Control Panel applets
  • Improved heuristics for detecting APPDIR when importing repackaging scan files
  • Embedded JAR is added first to the Classpath
  • Convert prerequisites custom actions to Unicode
  • Enabled support for MySQL batched statements (set MULTI_STATEMENTS option by default)
  • Launch application in foreground ("Launch file" from ExitDialog improvement)
  • Support to add a new service from the command line

Bug fixes

  • Fixed download link for "SQL Server 2005 Express" prerequisites
  • Fixed download link for "SQL Server 2008 Express" prerequisites
  • Fixed download link for "SQL Server 2012 Express x86" prerequisite
  • Added Windows 8 to the "Supported Windows Versions" for .NET 4.5.1 Framework prerequisite
  • DirectX 10 and 11 predefined launch conditions did not work if "Check predefined launch conditions before searching for prerequisites" option was enabled
  • Microsoft Office predefined launch condition did not work if the "Check predefined launch conditions before searching for prerequisites" option was enabled
  • "/ImportRegFile -64bit" command added 32-bit keys in the project instead of 64-bit keys
  • Referencing environment variables through "/NewEnvironment" command added a backslash to their value
  • "Text File Update" created backups even if the option was disabled
  • "Text file Update" with "Create file with encoding" option disabled did not overwrite the content
  • Extension filter in project files picker failed to match files with pseudo-formatted names
  • Upgrade table was not correctly imported from InstallShield project
  • The "Import old VDPROJ to Advanced Installer setup project" dialog remained in background when clicking the [Cancel] button
  • Solutions created with Visual Studio 2013 were not correctly imported
  • Digital Signature page did not correctly save "Timestamp server URL"
  • File Associations page from MSM projects was not correctly drawn
  • Updater did not work correctly if the path to it contained UNICODE characters
  • Could not edit condition on Folder properties -> Operation tab
  • Renaming an item in Files and Folders page(other than a file) put an empty string in renaming edit
  • Advanced Installer did not delete a file it created in Temp folder
  • App-V 5 builds without shortcut to files was permitted
  • Extracted MSI file was not deleted if installation with Enhanced UI was canceled
  • Advanced Installer internal DLLs and EXEs were not digitally signed with the certificate added from "Digital Signature" page
  • User defined validation DLL didn't work with SKUs
  • Dialogs page -> Bootstrapper UI Level affected the Pre-Install prerequisites command line
  • The text from an edit box was not visible
  • Fixed Surface theme issues
  • Back icon from Air theme was stretched with one vertical pixel at runtime
  • IIS custom properties collection items did not take precedence over existing items
  • Added tool tips for projects in "Transforms" group from the Start page