Advanced Installer 4.4 Release Notes

On October 3rd, 2006 Caphyon Ltd. is proud to announce the release of Advanced Installer 4.4 in Free, Professional, Java, Enterprise and Architect editions. This release is available for download on the Advanced Installer website.

Version 4.4 implements the LZMA compression algorithm in bootstrapper for up to 50% smaller install packages. Also new are the support for creating user accounts and groups, a dependency detector for EXE/DLL files, the Ukrainian and Czech localizations, a set of predefined launch conditions, and many more.

New features

  • LZMA compression algorithm in bootstrapper for up to 50% smaller install packages
  • Creating User Accounts and Groups
  • Setting Execute Permissions for IIS Web Site or Virtual Directory
  • Support for Shortcuts to Folders
  • Added a Dependency Detector for EXE and DLL files
  • Ukrainian and Czech localizations for MSI packages
  • Allow preventing an application from being registered with Windows Installer
  • Added Events Wizard in dialog editor
  • Support for parameterizable, Pseudo Formatted fields

Enhancements

  • Ability to have distinct Target and Source names for directories
  • Added Predefined Launch Conditions: memory, display, IE&IIS version, running in a VM
  • New dialog for easy editing of FileToSearch string in Prerequisites
  • Friendlier Updater behavior towards personal firewall programs
  • Dialog Editor click-by-click control tab order edit mode
  • Changing the ID of Features
  • Updater option: do not restart a closed Auto-Close Application after the update

Bug fixes

  • Creating or opening French projects throws exception
  • Updater Auto-Close Application failing to search for main window title
  • Buttons Next, Back, Cancel etc. not translated on non-primary builds
  • Exception when creating an URL shortcut using the wizard
  • Windows Installer 3.1 is reported as 3.01
  • Wrong rename of INI file when moved in a folder with a Java product of the same name
  • Bootstrapper not running on reboot if the "HKCU\....\Run" key did not exist
  • Updater failing to download updates from URLs that contain certain characters