Advanced Installer 4.3 Release Notes

On August 23rd, 2006 Caphyon Ltd. is proud to announce the release of Advanced Installer 4.3 in Free, Professional, Java, Enterprise and Architect editions. This release is available for download on the Advanced Installer website.

Version 4.3 improves the IIS support with conditional installs, MIME types configuration, default document list specification and an error policy when attempting to install already existing entities. Also new are the multi-file Custom Actions, temporary installation files, multi-volume data DVD support and an wizard to create Launch Conditions based on searches.

New features

  • Temporary installation files
  • Multi-file custom actions
  • Search-based LaunchCondition wizard
  • Multi-volume data DVDs support
  • Dynamic guidelines in dialog editor
  • Importing updates configurations into updates configuration projects
  • Conditionally install IIS entities
  • IIS MIME types configuration
  • IIS Support for Default Document List on Virtual Directories
  • Error policy when installing already existing IIS entities

Enhancements

  • CustomActionData support
  • Support for different Target and Source in folder-based installs
  • Auto-extraction of class ID and registration information for type libraries
  • Option to build only the MSI with the bundled JRE
  • Allow post-build bootstrapper renaming
  • Allow different bootstrapper and MSI package names
  • Ability to use Environment Variables when searching for prerequisite files

Bug fixes

  • Updater deleting updates when cleaning after a Local Network install
  • Updater release date parse bug in Updates Configuration project
  • Updater Auto-Close application fails on WinNT4.0 without psapi.dll
  • Updater Auto-Close application parser bug in Updates Configuration project
  • "The wrong volume is in the drive" error with multi-CD setup and EXE bootstrapper
  • Creating "Property set with Formatted" custom actions during the Install step
  • Bootstrapper prerequisites should not display strings that are not valid versions
  • Bootstrapper could leave INI behind file after running
  • Duplicated short file names sometimes after a drag and drop operation
  • Several other smaller bug fixes and enhancements