A patch is basically the difference between a Target version and an Upgraded version of a product. On this page you can create images for such versions and group them into families. Any number of image families can be defined in a patch, each containing any number of upgraded images. Each Upgraded image can in turn have any number of Target images.
An image consists of an administrative installation of a product version, an expanded form in which both the MSI and the files are unpackaged for diff. Thus the actual images will be created by performing administrative installs into the folder specified in the Build page.
In the left-side pane there is a tree with all the families you defined on the first level. Under each family you will see all the associated Upgraded images containing all its Target images. In the right-side pane there will appear the properties of a family, Upgraded image or Target image, depending on your selection in the left-side pane.
Creating new Upgraded images
Use the + key while the "Families and Images" panel is focused. This action will create a family and an Upgraded image with the default properties. To create an Upgraded image under an existing family, make sure the family (or one of its children) is selected before doing a .toolbar button, the “New Upgraded” tree context menu or press the
Drag and drop the Upgraded image over a different family to change it. If you drop it on another Upgraded image, the dragged image will become a Target image of that Upgraded image.
Creating new Target images
Use the * key while the "Families and Images" panel is focused. This action will create a Target image with default properties for the selected Upgraded image.toolbar button, the “New Target” tree context menu item or press the
Drag and drop the Target image over a different Upgrade image to change it.
Refreshing administrative images
Use thetoolbar button or the “Refresh Administrative Image” tree context menu item.
Renaming families, Target or Upgraded images
Use the “Rename” tree context menu item or press the F2 key while an element from the left-side tree control is selected.
Removing families, Target or Upgraded images
Use the Delete key while an element from the “Families and Images” panel.toolbar button, the “Delete” tree context menu item or press the
- Image Family Properties
Setting an Image Family's properties in Advanced Installer.
- Upgraded Image Properties
Setting an Upgraded Image's properties in Advanced Installer.
- Target Image Properties
Setting a Target Image's properties in Advanced Installer.