Advanced Installer 4.2 Release Notes

On July 24th, 2006 Caphyon Ltd. is proud to announce the release of Advanced Installer 4.2 in Free, Professional, Java, Enterprise and Architect editions. This release is available for download on the Advanced Installer website.

Version 4.2 improves the Dialog Editor with a full billboard editor, a repository for dialog sharing and clipboard support for copying controls between dialogs or applications. Also new is a visual Updater project editor for easily creating localizable updates configuration files, .NET Custom Actions support, a New Driver wizard and JPEG and GIF format support for Java application Splash Screens.

New features

  • Dialog Editor: full Billboard editor
  • Dialog Editor Repository for exporting and importing dialogs
  • Dialog Editor Clipboard support: cut, copy and paste controls between dialogs or applications
  • Visually creating Updates Configuration files using the new project type
  • .NET Custom Actions
  • New Driver wizard (Enterprise)
  • JPEG and GIF format support for Java application Splash Screens

Enhancements

  • Auto detect mandatory assembly attributes
  • Force Build command line option
  • Changing Bootstrapper file extract location and clean-up option
  • Go to component option on component members
  • Drag&Drop dialogs between different chains for moving or sharing
  • Reworked Media, Prerequisites, Launch Conditions and Translations views for better coherency
  • Merge Modules: configurable install folders for assemblies
  • Updater ability to close applications based on window title searches

Bug fixes

  • PrepareDialog should be displayed before any standard action
  • Wrong dialogs sequencing causing patches to fail
  • JRE folder not removed correctly after build
  • Warning when user tries to install an update released outside maintenance plan
  • Many other small bug fixes and enhancements