Advanced Installer 9.6 Release Notes

On October 5th, 2012 Caphyon Ltd. is proud to announce the release of Advanced Installer 9.6 in Free, Professional, Java, Enterprise and Architect editions. This release is available for download on the Advanced Installer website.

The 9.6 release introduces support for Microsoft Office 2013. Easily install Office Add-ins, or check for the suite's availability on the user's computer with a simple launch condition.

A new built-in Dictionary Editor allows you to find and translate your installer strings into any language without even leaving Advanced Installer.

New features

Enhancements

  • Optimized files extraction for the EXE bootstrapper
  • Explicit file overwrite options
  • Support “On an event” scheduled task triggers
  • “Run task as soon as possible after a scheduled start is missed” option for scheduled tasks
  • Digitally sign all executables in a package by default, to ensure Windows 8 logo compliance
  • Option for forcing automatic updates check
  • Version intervals support for automatic updates
  • Filter updates based on Product Name
  • “Fix All” option for ICE errors and warnings
  • Display license registration dialog even when the installed product is registered
  • Advanced Installer Registration from command line

Bug fixes

  • Crash when using Advanced Installer for Visual Studio 2012
  • Crash when deleting a custom action
  • Crash when customizing a Launch file or open URL custom action
  • Error when copying a folder that uses a remove operation
  • Installation process could not be cancelled during SQL Scripts execution
  • Patch image ProductCode was not validated
  • Visual Studio Application project did not import .config files
  • XML file information was not removed correctly from the project
  • Bootstrapper languages dialog did not capitalize all language names
  • Default buttons did not work on Azure theme
  • Rebuild option was missing from some project types
  • Folder synchronization was reset when copying a folder
  • ProductName property was not expanded as PseudoFormatted in App-V packages
  • Feature install actions were not updated correctly by the installation UI
  • Project merge modules directory was not imported correctly
  • ODBC error messages were not suppressed when SqlSuppressSpawnMsgBox property was set
  • Exporting a dialog to Repository while using a theme variation exported the default variation instead of the current one
  • Images tab from Themes view displayed the default variation images instead of the current variation
  • Transparent static text controls were not refreshed correctly when their content changed
  • Enhanced UI did not refresh system/user environment variables list correctly
  • Older projects with shared folders were not upgraded to use formatted values
  • Localization settings were not saved for merge module dependencies
  • Java product names were not generated correctly when importing an MSI
  • Invalid dictionary files were not filtered correctly
  • ShortcutDlg dialog options were reset when reloading the project