Advanced Installer 4.0 Release Notes

On May 29th, 2006 Caphyon Ltd. is proud to announce the release of Advanced Installer 4.0 in Free, Professional, Java, Enterprise and Architect editions. This release is available for download on the Advanced Installer website.

Version 4.0 delivers a powerful dialog editor for unlimited control over every detail of the User Interface of MSI packages. Also new is the support for the creation of configurable Merge Modules, and many other enhancements.

New features

  • dialog editor (Enterprise)
  • Creating Configurable Merge Modules (Enterprise)
  • Java product startup failure check
  • Portuguese Brazil localization

Enhancements

  • Minimum and maximum settings for Java product memory specified as percentage
  • Set the working directory of a Java product
  • Better importing of empty registry keys or with empty default value
  • Built-in Java properties suggestion list
  • Display the description of JVM creation failure
  • Automatic back-up of project files previously modified by an older Advanced Installer version

Bug fixes

  • Hanging in case of an exception in the main method of a Java process
  • Ensure English language for Simple projects
  • Java launcher should create JVM from non-primordial thread
  • Redundant password digital signature prompts when building MSIs in several languages
  • Properties are not resolved in Verb names so we shouldn't allow them
  • Custom Actions are outside the InstallInitialize - InstallFinalize
  • Execute Sequence should always be immediate
  • When template.msi is read-only in AI folder, the build will fail
  • Vague error message when copying setup.exe
  • Setup.exe failed to download prerequisites on Windows 95 OSR2 with IE 3.0
  • ARPHELPLINK property was parsed as a Multi-Value property