Advanced Installer 4.9 Release Notes

On April 3rd, 2007 Caphyon Ltd. is proud to announce the release of Advanced Installer 4.9 in Free, Professional, Java, Enterprise and Architect editions. This release is available for download on the Advanced Installer website.

The 4.9 version introduces the ability to share folders on install, support for authoring removable patches and the option to improve .NET applications performance and startup time by precompiling them to native images on install.

The prerequisites support has been further enhanced with prerequisite launch conditions and dependencies, an improved .NET 3.0 framework detection algorithm and many new predefined installer launch conditions.

Seven new language translations were completed, giving you the possibility to create installers fully localized in Finnish, Greek, Korean, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish and Turkish, for a total of 25 available localizations.

New features

  • Folder sharing
  • Removable patches
  • Automatically registering .NET assemblies for COM interoperability
  • Precompiling .NET assemblies
  • Dependencies between prerequisites
  • Prerequisite launch conditions: OS version and language
  • Option to reboot after installing a prerequisite
  • Predefined launch condition testing Administrator privileges for installer
  • Added Windows x64 series to the Supported OS launch conditions
  • Implemented all predefined launch conditions in bootstrapper as well as in MSI
  • Importing Regedit 4 .REG files
  • Pre-testing SQL Server connection
  • Completed translations for seven additional languages
  • Extended ability to Detect and Upgrade any product, version or language

Enhancements

  • Improved .NET 3.0 detection method
  • Condition editor should hide unavailable predefined conditions
  • Bootstrapper must remove all folders it creates during install
  • Automatically changing installation type to "Per-machine only" when a driver is added
  • Multiple Default Programs registration
  • Workaround for the Windows Installer Edit control bug

Bug fixes

  • When processing SQL scripts, "#" marks comments only at the beginning of the line
  • Korean dictionary fixes
  • Vista SDK tools not detected
  • Could not edit Updater settings on Windows Vista
  • Editing Prerequisite Search modified data even if the dialog was cancelled
  • IIS Authentication View UI changes not always saved in project
  • Setting global IIS Server MIME types overwrote existing IIS7 MIME types on Vista
  • Bootstrapper did not return the correct code from msiexec
  • Last line from .REG files was not imported