Advanced Installer 8.4 Release Notes

On August 16th, 2011 Caphyon Ltd. is proud to announce the release of Advanced Installer 8.4 in Free, Professional, Java, Enterprise and Architect editions. This release is available for download on the Advanced Installer website.

The 8.4 release brings support for launching your Java programs on any available platform, automatically recognising and using installed 32-bit or 64-bit JRE.

Also new is the ability to easily edit SharePoint features with the included Editor.

New features

  • User Interface refresh for a modern, Windows 7 look and feel
  • SharePoint feature editor
  • Any CPU (32/64-bit) support for Java Launcher
  • Generate multiple instances GUID command line option

Enhancements

  • Vital custom action information can no longer be modified for predefined actions
  • Added filter in property picker
  • Chained package command line support for maintenance
  • Automatically detect Product Version when adding an update
  • Added support for selecting a specific instance for multiple instance packages
  • Automatically use active Internet connection launch condition when using server-side serial number validation

Bug fixes

  • Some command line interface errors used message boxes
  • Software launch conditions were not refreshed when use the launch condition wizard
  • Prerequisite feature was not removed when deleting a repository prerequisite
  • Office 2007 launch conditions were not evaluated correctly for Office 2010 x64
  • Extended searches were renamed when opening the project
  • File association target component was removed when deleting extension
  • Disable Repair option was ignored when overriding Windows Installer programs list entry
  • Launch application finish action did not support Unicode paths
  • Custom action condition was reset when shared between sequences
  • Old version language was not applied correctly when upgrading multilingual packages
  • Incorrect line endings were set for comment sections in imported XML files
  • Enhanced UI control conditions were not checked when editing a combo box