Advanced Installer 6.7 Release Notes

On November 26th, 2008 Caphyon Ltd. is proud to announce the release of Advanced Installer 6.7 in Free, Professional, Java, Enterprise and Architect editions. This release is available for download on the Advanced Installer website.

The 6.7 release introduces a Licensing module supporting trials and registrations. Configurable with just a couple of mouse clicks, it is perfect for the busy software publisher, freeing you from having to implement your own custom solutions.

Configure custom HTTP headers and error pages in IIS. Help your users to easily pick target web sites and virtual directories during install by showing an automatically created list with what's available.

Extend your installer's functionality with the new ready to use predefined custom actions, Prerequisites and launch conditions.

New features

  • Licensing module: trials and registration support
  • Play Audio File predefined custom action
  • Uninstall Previous Versions predefined custom action
  • Ability to configure custom HTTP error pages for a Web Site or Virtual Directory
  • Ability to configure custom HTTP headers for a Web Site or Virtual Directory
  • Populate a combobox/listbox with all websites/virtual directories on the target IIS server machine
  • Ability to change the order of standard actions
  • Wizard for creating prerequisites
  • .NET Framework 2.0 SP1 and SP2 predefined prerequisites
  • .NET Framework 3.0 SP1 predefined prerequisite
  • Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Redistributable predefined prerequisite
  • Active Internet connection predefined launch condition
  • Installed Office 2007 application predefined launch condition

Enhancements

  • Version incrementing is now supported by the "/SetVersion" command through a special parameter
  • Custom actions with a base action not imported in a merge module are now redirected in a standard action
  • No limit for the number of custom actions under a standard action
  • Product Language predefined condition
  • Keyboard shortcut for duplicating a build
  • Project is now rebuilt if a dictionary is changed on disk
  • ICE validation results are now shown in a list like log pane
  • Column sorting for all lists supporting columns
  • Added support for IIS wildcard script maps
  • Hide language selection dialog on Maintenance

Bug fixes

  • Banner image and dialog image melted in the background on certain Windows themes
  • Removing a JRE bundle affected all builds
  • A dictionary could not be removed after converting its path
  • Crash when the synchronized folder was missing
  • Component actions were allowed in components conditions
  • False warning for expired maintenance plan when new Advanced Installer version was installed over an existing one
  • Merge modules with long system folders names could not be corrected properly when they were imported
  • Crash when trying to edit imported Eclipse JVM parameters
  • Crash when selecting "Size Column To Fit" on an area without a column
  • Links were not highlighted properly in build log if they contained Unicode characters
  • Last WiX imported browse paths were not saved properly
  • Duplicated control events could be created for a dialog control
  • Conversion of the project file created a cache folder
  • Missing extension after renaming a Java Product in the "Files and Folders" page
  • Incorrect name for a folder generated by adding a complete drive
  • Empty progress dialog shown when the installation files were extracted from the bootstrapper
  • Main installation did not start after a prerequisite reboot if the path of the package contained more than 256 characters
  • Application blocking when Ctrl+F is pressed in a Overview help page is displayed in the right pane
  • The current feature was not set correctly when using drag and drop for files
  • "Your software is up to date" message was not show correctly in Russian
  • Modified built-in dialogs were not unloaded properly from the project
  • Project language dictionary was removed when creating a full dictionary
  • Exception when importing an invalid repackage installation file
  • File paths were not expanded for MAC OS builds
  • Error when uninstalling a package on a system without IIS even if no IIS entities were previously installed by it