Advanced Installer 8.8 Release Notes

On December 22nd, 2011 Caphyon Ltd. is proud to announce the release of Advanced Installer 8.8 in Free, Professional, Java, Enterprise and Architect editions. This release is available for download on the Advanced Installer website.

The 8.8 release brings full support for VMware ThinApp. Together with the existing App-V support, Advanced Installer is ready to fulfill all your Application Virtualization needs.

Our amazingly powerful Prerequisites support is being redesigned for simpler, more intuitive operation. The single-click, ready-to-use Predefined Prerequisites can be selected and scheduled at any time during install to make the installation of frameworks, runtimes and 3rd party tools easier than ever before.

A newly developed internal Digital Signature Tool removes the requirement of using external digitally sign tools, making your installer creation even simpler.

New features

  • ThinApp Virtualization support
  • Internal Digital Signature Tool
  • Single-click predefined prerequisites
  • Unified Prerequisites view includes: pre&post-install, chained and feature-based
  • UltiDev Web Server predefined prerequisite

Enhancements

  • Resume installation after a reboot triggered by a feature-based prerequisite
  • Progress dialog when the bootstrapper prepares large packages
  • Dialog sharing for multiple chains by using Add Dialog feature
  • System store certificate browsing for digital signature
  • Improved reference detection when deleting a folder used by a file
  • License file browsing when registering Advanced Installer by email
  • Moved Product IDs information in Product Details page
  • Added a valid default URL in launch application page for Tomcat project wizard
  • Automatically trim spaces for service account information
  • Added display language selection dialog option in new project wizard
  • File extension Default Program restoration during uninstall

Bug fixes

  • Crash when disabling the updater in projects created with Advanced Installer 7.0.1 or older
  • Internet connection predefined launch condition did not work in EXE bootstrapper
  • Error when using a duplicate name in Windows Mobile folder picker
  • Error when replacing a pseudo-formatted ProgId name with its resolved value
  • Error when creating a new project with Visual Studio
  • Shortcut name was not updated when modified through Edit Shortcut dialog
  • "Synchronize value with the assembly file" option did not work
  • An incorrect message was displayed when rebooting after installing a global prerequisite
  • Spring theme was not resized correctly on systems with custom DPI settings
  • Volume Cost List control displayed negative values in enhanced UI
  • Feature-based prerequisites ignored custom download folders
  • /loadpathvars command line option did not work
  • /help command line option did not work correctly
  • Table Editor was not refreshed correctly when switching from a MAC OS X build to a MSI build
  • Build output path was not set correctly when duplicating a build
  • Copy/Paste did not work correctly for builds
  • ExitDialog was shown instead of FatalError dialog when a chained installation failed
  • Software Identification files and folders allowed rename and move operations
  • Software Identification folder was not removed when disabling the option
  • Software Identification XML name was not set correctly when using formatted values in the Identifier field
  • Environment variable install behavior was not loaded correctly when editing PATH variable
  • EXE updates used an incorrect default detection criteria
  • Service control operation was not updated correctly when renaming its component
  • Custom launch condition list was not updated when importing an MSI
  • No component was selected by default in Uninstall Cleanup wizard
  • Installation\Product Information\Product Details menu did not work
  • Build time was not calculated correctly for Patch projects