Caphyon LLC is pleased to announce the release of Advanced Installer Professional 5.1, a Windows Installer authoring tool which enables developers and system administrators to easily build reliable MSI packages. Advanced Installer runs on Windows 2000/XP/Vista, and the install packages it creates run on all Microsoft Windows 9x/ME/NT/2k/XP/Vista operating systems.
Windows Installer is a powerful, but very complex technology. Mastering it on your own takes months of hard work. That's where Advanced Installer comes to help. It creates a high level abstraction on top of the underlying technology. With a clean, simple user interface, each operation is logical and intuitive. Everything is done in the user interface, without complicated scripts to learn or arcane database tables to edit.
Advanced Installer is built on standard, open formats. The project files are saved as XML files for easy integration with source control systems. Advanced Installer is FREE for the simplest, most common usages. It also offers three additional licensing levels for more sophisticated needs: Professional, For Java and Enterprise.
What's new in Advanced Installer 5.1
The 5.1 version adds support for sequencing patches, specifying custom connection strings for running SQL scripts, configuring different install parameters per each build and the ability to permit selecting the language when installing multi-language packages.
The Repackager gets improved scanning filters, support for applications requiring reboot, snapshot diff export and comparison. An option to wait for other operations before continuing was added, allowing repackaging multiple installs into a single one.
Two major new time-saving enhancements are searching and editing multiple components and features at the same time and the ability to recognize hard-coded paths and replace them with Windows Installer properties when importing from Registry or INI files.
- Patch Sequencing
- Language selection in bootstrapper for multi-language installers
- Support configuring different "Install Parameters" for each build
- Custom SQL connection string
- Replace hard-coded paths with properties when importing from registry or INI files