Advanced Installer for Java History

Version history for Advanced Installer for Java shows you how often it was updated over the past months (starting Nov 24, 2004) as well as 'what is new' information for each update (if available, since this information provided by the author).

Version: 6.4
Size: 12131 KB
OS: Win 2000/XP
Description:   Advanced Installer For Java 6.4 is a Windows Installer authoring tool with built-in support for Java applications, integrating them fully into the Windows OS and making them look and feel just like a native application.

v 6.4 updated on Jun 17, 2008

The 6.4 version adds full 64-bit support for Java programs is provided with a native 64-bit version of the Java launcher which can load your application into a discovered (or optionally bundled) 64-bit Java Runtime Environment. Collaboration of multiple developers on different computers is even easier with the addition of custom, per-machine configurable project path Variables. A friendly wizard automates the conversion process. Full transaction support for SQL scripts and the ability to automatically discover and display Microsoft SQL Servers available on the network at install time.

v 6.1 updated on Dec 28, 2007

Starting with the 6.1 version you can create unified 32/64-bit installers for simpler deployment and lower maintenance costs. The installers run as 32-bit on 32-bit platforms and as 64-bit on 64-bit platforms. The ability to configure the Windows Firewall is now fully supported. Make the firewall configuration seamless for your users. Add your application to the exception list during installation, and remove it from the exception list during uninstallation. Jump-start your installer by importing your existing Visual Studio project. Advanced Installer will auto-detect all your names, components, resources and dependencies, quickly creating the corresponding setup.

v 6.0 updated on Nov 16, 2007

Starting with the 6.0 version you can import third party MSI packages into your own Advanced Installer Projects for further editing and customization. Switching to Advanced Installer has never been easier. Updating XML files is now fully supported. Insert, replace or remove elements and attributes. Register your application in XML driven frameworks, patch XML configuration files and update XML formatted information. Enjoy faster installer development and quicker package build times with Advanced Installer's new ability to cache and reuse unchanged archives.

v 5.2 updated on Sep 19, 2007

The 5.2 version adds support for installing Control Panel Applets, nested IIS Virtual Directories and many other smaller features and enhancements. This release also focuses on polishing Advanced Installer's interface and functionality by optimizing data handing, fixing numerous non-critical bugs and solving various minor issues and irritations throughout the product for an even better installer authoring experience.

v 5.1 updated on Aug 15, 2007

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.

v 5.0 updated on Jun 15, 2007

The 5.0 version greatly simplifies the task of creating MSI installers for applications already using other install engines by offering the ability to painlessly capture and repackage existing installations. Another major development in this version is the ability to build multiple installers from a single project, allowing you to easily create different packages from a single source, customized for your various deployment scenarios. Support for the JRockit JRE, a Browse for File predefined custom action, together with countless other enhancements and bug fixes wrap up another milestone release of our flagship Windows Installer authoring tool, Advanced Installer.

v 4.9 updated on Apr 26, 2007

The 4.9 version introduces the ability to share folders on install, support for authoring removable patches and the option to improve .Net applications performance and startup time by precompiling them to native images on install. The prerequisites support has been further enhanced with prerequisite launch conditions and dependencies, an improved .Net 3.0 framework detection algorithm and many new predefined installer launch conditions. Seven new language translations were completed, giving you the possibility to create installers fully localized in Finnish, Greek, Korean, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish and Turkish, for a total of 25 available localizations.

v 4.3 updated on Sep 01, 2006

This new version improves the IIS support with conditional installs, MIME types configuration, default document list specification and an error policy when attempting to install already existing entities. Also new are the multi-file custom actions, temporary installation files, multi-volume data DVD support and an wizard to create Launch Conditions based on searches.

v 4.2 updated on Jul 31, 2006

This new versions improves the Dialog Editor with a full billboard editor, a repository for dialog sharing and clipboard support for copying controls between dialogs or applications. Also new is a visual Auto Updater project editor for easily creating localizable updates configuration files, .Net Custom Actions support, a New Driver wizard and JPEG and GIF format support for Java application Splash Screens.

v 4.1 updated on Jul 03, 2006

This new version adds a comprehensive set of command line options, enabling a great degree of scripting and automation in the package, patch or merge module creation process. Also new is the multi-file prerequisites support, which allows your packages to ensure the installation of almost any third party software they depend on.

v 4.0 updated on Jun 07, 2006

This new version delivers a powerful dialog editor for unlimited control over every detail of the User Interface of MSI packages. Also new is the support for the creation of configurable Merge Modules, and many other enhancements.

v 3.9 updated on Apr 28, 2006

This new version adds support for creating Merge Modules for packaging independent components used in applications as stand-alone modules (MSM files), a Danish translation, REG files import and improved command line settings. Also new is the Enterprise license, introduced with a significant promotional discount.

v 3.8 updated on Mar 28, 2006

This new version adds driver installation support using DIFx, HTTPS support for the Updater and a Norwegian (Nynorsk) localization. Also new are a wizard to create Shortcuts and a basic implementation for serial number validation.

v 3.7 updated on Feb 21, 2006

This new version adds support for creating multilingual single-file installs, launching nested installs, and HTTP authentication and server-side license checks for the automatic updater. Also new are and wizard to create Custom Actions, a Polish translation, the ability to add folders to the PATH environment variable of Java products and more.

v 3.6 updated on Jan 17, 2006

This new version adds the ability to redirect the stdout and stderr streams, an improved JVM selection algorithm that takes into consideration the user preference for the JDK or JRE VM and MD5 signatures for the install or downloaded files (prerequisites and updates). Also new are the side-by-side installs, two more wizards, online installs, Japanese localization and more.

v 3.5 updated on Dec 19, 2005

This new version adds IIS support - the ability to configure and deploy web sites, web applications, virtual directories, ISAPI filters, etc. Also new are the isolated components support, qualified/published components support, extracting registration registry entries from self-reg DLLs, russian localization and more.

v 3.4 updated on Dec 05, 2005

This new version adds Advanced Updater - a tool that automatically checks for, downloads and installs patches and updates, making sure your users always have the latest release of your product. The Mac OS X support was improved with localizability and shared files and folders placed in the package root.

v 3.3 updated on Oct 10, 2005

This new version adds support for building native Mac OS X packages. The cross-platform installation elements are included in the Mac OS X bundles, while the Windows-specific ones are ignored. The Mac OS X build is fully customizable with its own file layout, icons, descriptions and more.

v 3.2 updated on Sep 11, 2005

This new version adds support for scheduling Custom Actions in the UI sequence, the ability to set the Feature and Directory for each Merge Module, localization for launchers and bootstrappers and more. Thirty additional graphics setup themes are included.

v 3.1 updated on Aug 29, 2005

This new version adds a new type of prerequisite handling, improvements in the Organization page, support for editing the Library Path of a Java product, the ability to enforce a single instance with notification and parameter passing on secondary launch attempt, and more. Two new languages (French and Norwegian) were also added.

v 3.0 updated on Jul 20, 2005

This new version adds support for creating MSI packages in other languages. Already included are: German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese and Dutch, while translating additional languages is as easy as editing an XML file. Also new is the GUI support for easy editing of the JVM parameters (including adaptive heap sizes) and the ability to include folders, properties and environment variables in Classpath.

v 2.6 updated on Apr 28, 2005

This new version adds support for creating installation patches, computing file hashes, conditional levels for features, client/server JVM type selection and more.

v 2.5.1 updated on Mar 14, 2005

This new version adds support for creating 64-bit packages, as well as removing files, folders, registry keys and values on install. User defined MSI properties and folders based on properties permit more flexible installation scenarios.

v 2.4.1 updated on Feb 14, 2005

This new version adds support for searching for applications and resources on the target computer, installing INI files and entries and sharing components between features.

v 2.3 updated on Jan 17, 2005

>This new version adds support for installing Internet shortcuts, modifying projects from the command line and logging while running a MSI. The Formatted type editing was improved for easier insertion of file, folder and property references.

v 2.2 updated on Dec 06, 2004

This new version adds support for for multiple volume installs and Microsoft Authenticode Digital ID signature. The Custom Action implementation was expanded to include six new types scheduled in any stage of the install sequence.

v 2.1 updated on Nov 24, 2004

This new version adds support for installation folders that are synchronized with disk folders for easier project maintenance, and support for install packages with files not packed in CABs for running programs directly from their install media. The Java version also adds the ability to generate two targets from a single build: with and without bundled JRE.

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