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InstallSite Newsletter 23/2000

December 6, 2000

NEW ON INSTALLSITE

2000-12-02 User Created Merge Modules updated
2000-12-02 Bugs Bulletin updated for IPSE 6
2000-12-02 Upgrading with Windows Installer WebCast
2000-11-29 Create and Validate User Accounts
2000-11-29 Extended Version of LaunchAppAndWait
2000-11-29 Determining NT 4.0 SP6 versus SP6a

NEWS AND RUMORS

The return of ComponentFileEnum and ComponentFileInfo

As most of you know (and many complained about) the functions ComponentFileEnum and ComponentFileInfo that existed in InstallShield 5 had been removed in version 6. Now they are back, in order to simplify migration of IS 5 scripts to IPSE 6.x. They are implemented in a DLL that comes wrapped as "Media Read Object" that you can drop into your project.
Download from http://support.installshield.com/kb/display.asp?documents_id=105070

HideAppAndWait evolved to LaunchAppEx

Elihu Rozen's HideAddAndWait function - one of InstallSite's most popular downloads - has been re-written to combine it with the functionality of the LaunchAppGetExitCode script, enhance the performance, and add a time-out option. The new script by the name of LaunchAppEx works with InstallShield 5 and 6, and eliminates the problems that were encountered with HideAppAndWait on Windows 2000.
http://www.installsite.org/isp_ext.htm#LaunchAppEx

InstallShield revamps Java Edition

With the release of version 4, the InstallShield Java Edition has received siblings. They are now a family with the following three members:

Professional is the successor of Java Edition 3.x, with support for AIX, Solaris, OS/2, Windows and Linux. Express is a limited version of Professional, without the API for customizations. Enterprise includes the features of Professional, plus support for AS400, remote install functionality and CIM (Common Information Model).
http://www.installshield.com/ipmp/

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

This is the last issue of the InstallSite Newsletter for this year (unless anything unexpected will happen that would need immediate attention). So I wish you all great end of the year Holidays. If you like, you can read one more newsletter article from me this year: In the December issue of the InstallShield Newsletter (scheduled for December 15) I will write about Package, Product and Upgrade Codes in Windows Installer. Subscribe at http://www.installshield.com/aboutus/news/newsletter/

BUGS BULLETIN

Updated article for InstallShield Professional - Standard Editon 6.22:

 

InstallSite Newsletter 22/2000

November 27, 2000

NEW ON INSTALLSITE

2000-11-27 Information about Access 2000 Object
2000-11-27 Bugs Bulletin updated for IPSE 6
2000-11-27 Send Trace Mesages to a Debugger
2000-11-27 Fix Square Brackets in WfWI
2000-11-23 Windows Installer Introduction in Spanish
2000-11-22 Information about BDE Merge Modules updated
2000-11-22 WfWI 3.01 Beta
2000-11-21 Avoid Maintenance Mode in IS6 updated
2000-11-21 Wizard Style CD Browser updated
2000-11-19 User Created Merge Modules updated
2000-11-16 Merge Module for Sax Basic Engine updated
2000-11-16 Display Post-Reboot Self Registration Errors
2000-11-16 Bugs Bulletin updated for IS 6.1
2000-11-15 List Contents of IPWI Project as HTML Page updated
2000-11-11 Create Icon on Quick Launch Bar
2000-11-10 List Contents of ISWI Project as Delimited Text File
2000-11-10 Enhanced StrGetTokens Function
2000-11-10 Bugs Bulletin updated for IPSE 6
2000-11-10 Bugfix for Detect NT Service Pack

NEWS AND RUMORS

InstallShield Newsletter

InstallShield Software Corporation recently started to publish a monthly newsletter that not only announces product news, but also includes technical articles, written by in house experts and third party companies and consultants. The November issue includes articles about:

and more...
If you haven't already subscribed to the newsletter, you should read it online at http://www.installshield.com/aboutus/news/newsletter/

Access 2000 Object

SageKey Software Inc. has a long tradition of providing installation scripts for Access runtime versions. Now they have released an Access 2000 object for InstallShield Professional 6.11 and above. This object creates a runtime installation that can coexist with the full versions of Access 2.0, 95, 97 and 2000.
http://www.installsite.org/redirect/sagekey-com-accessobject.htm

BUGS BULLETIN

Updated articles for InstallShield Professional - Standard Editon 6.22:

Updated article for InstallShield Professional 6.12:

 

InstallSite Newsletter 21/2000

November 6, 2000

NEW ON INSTALLSITE

2000-11-06 New Merge Modules for Sheridan Data Widgets, Tidestone First Impression, Inner Media DynaZIP, and Sax Basic Engine
2000-11-04 Handle Path Environment on NT fixed
2000-11-04 Bugs Bulletin updated for IS 5 and IPSE 6
2000-11-02 New Merge Modules for Data Dynamics ActiveBar and ActiveReports, and Janus GridEX
2000-10-31 Debugging Custom Actions in Windows Installer
2000-10-30 Merge modules for Jet 3.5, DAO 3.5, ODBCDirect 2.0, and Crystal Reports 8 updated
2000-10-30 Information about Unity, a deployment and conflict management tool for Windows Installer
2000-10-28 Bugs Bulletin updated for IS 5 and IPSE 6
2000-10-26 New solution to Avoid Maintenance Mode in IS6
2000-10-26 Another tool to Capture Self Registration Information
2000-10-26 Windows Installer Books information updated

NEWS AND RUMORS

More Merge Modules

As you can see in the list of vendor created merge modules on InstallSite, only few companies currently support developers by publishing merge
modules for their redistributable files. Luckly some users who have created their own modules are making them available to the developer community. The following user created merge modules are currently available on InstallSite, and more will be added:

If you would like to share your modules with peer developers, please contact the webmaster with details about the modules and for upload instructions.
http://www.installsite.org/iswi/msm.htm

Windows Installer Books Status

Obviously the release date for Bob Baker's InstallShield for Windows Installer Developers Guide (which was announced for October) has not been met. Here is the latest information about the three Windows Installer books:

BUGS BULLETIN

New articles for InstallShield Professional - Standard Editon 6.22:

Updated articles for InstallShield Professional - Standard Editon 6.22:

New article for InstallShield Professional 6.20:

New and updated articles for InstallShield Professional 5.5:

 

InstallSite Newsletter 19/2000

October 24, 2000

NEW ON INSTALLSITE

2000-10-24 Merge modules for Jet 3.5, DAO 3.5, ODBCDirect 2.0, and Crystal Reports 8 updated
2000-10-24 Bugs Bulletin for IPWI updated
2000-10-23 Merge module for Seagate Crystal Reports 8
2000-10-23 Merge modules for Microsoft Jet 3.5, DAO 3.5, and ODBCDirect 2.0
2000-10-21 Bugs Bulletin for IPWI updated after release of IPWI 2.01
2000-10-21 Windows Installer Authoring Tools page updated after release of IPWI 2.0
2000-10-21 Bugs Bulletin for IS6 updated after release of IPSE 6.22
2000-10-20 CD Autorun Tools list updated
2000-10-18 Bugs Bulletin for ISWI updated
2000-10-18 Fixed German translations for IS6.03 and IS 6.1x
2000-10-18 Windows 2000 Registry book added to books list
2000-10-16 Packaging Tools list updated
2000-10-13 Bugs Bulletin for ISWI updated
2000-10-10 Merge Module for Dinkumware Shared C++ Library
2000-10-10 Handle PATH Environment on NT updated

NEWS AND RUMORS

New Releases - New Names - New Packages

With the latest releases of InstallShield Professional 6 and InstallShield for Windows Installer (details below), the names and contents of the packages have been changed.

"InstallShield Professional - Standard Edition" (IPSE) is the new name of InstallShield Professional 6.

"InstallShield Professional - Windows Installer Edition" (IPWI) is the new release of InstallShield for Windows Installer 2.0

IPSE6 and IPWI are no longer bundled in the "InstallShield Professional 2000" package, but now sold separately. The price for each of them is about the same as the Pro 2000 bundle before, so you no longer get two tools at the price of one.

InstallShield Professional - Windows Installer Edition 2.01

The new 2.0 release of IPWI comes with a maintenance pack right from the start. Among the new features are an MSI debugger, several new and improved project views in the IDE (including dialog sequence), export of components, custom actions and dialogs to other setup or merge module projects, project templates, "refresh build" that only updates the database tables, digital signature and password protection of packages, improvements in automation interface, string table editor, and InstallScript support, and more.
http://www.installshield.com/iswi/default.asp

InstallShield Professional - Standard Edition 6.22

The second mainentance pack for IPSE 6.2 includes bug fixes and several enhancements, such as a DircectX 7 object, intranet support for One-Click Installs, a new project wizard, etc. It is free for current owners of InstallShield Professional 6.2x.
http://support.installshield.com/download/is622.asp

InstallShield GERMAN

Die deutschen Versionen von IPWI 2.01 und IPSE 6.22 sind noch nicht verfügar. Auch das englischsprachige IPSE 6.22 Update war bei Redaktionsschluss noch nicht bei InstallShield Software GmbH erhältlich.
http://www.installshield.de

Korrigierte deutsche Übersetzungen für Dialoge in IS 6.03 und 6.1x wurden auf InstallSite bereitsgestellt:
http://kr1/installsite/bugs_is60.htm#IsresGer603 (für IS 6.03)
http://kr1/installsite/bugs_is6.htm#IsresGer61x (für IS 6.1x)

BUGS BULLETIN

The bug lists for IPWI and IPSE have been updated to reflect the fixes in the new releases.

New article for InstallShield for Windows Installer 1.5:

 

InstallSite Newsletter 18/2000

October 5, 2000

NEW ON INSTALLSITE

2000-10-05 Windows Installer Authoring Tools page updated after release of WfWI 3.0
2000-10-05 Retrieving Extended Error Information
2000-10-04 Windows Installer Authoring Tools page updated
2000-10-04 Bugs Bulletin for IS6 updated
2000-10-04 Bugs Bulletin for ISWI updated
2000-10-04 Bugs Bulletin for Windows Installer Engine updated
2000-09-30 BDE Merge Modules added to Merge Module List

NEWS AND RUMORS

InstallShield 6.21 Doc Update Problem

The IS 6.21 documentation update posted on InstallShield’s Support site deployed in error with an early beta version of the IS 6.22 setup engine.
If you downloaded this update between 9/6/00 and 9/26/00, the early beta engine may cause problems on your development machine as well as in the setups you create. A hot fix for this problem is available at http://www.installshield.com/hotfix/0009

BDE Merge Modules Available

Inprise has released two merge modules for the BDE 5.11 engine: Professional Edition and Enterprise Edition. They are available from these locations:

Inprise BDE Developer Support Page
http://www.borland.com/devsupport/bde/bdeupdate.html

InstallShield Software GmbH Germany
http://www.installshield.de

Windows Installer SDK 1.2 Released

Microsoft has released version 1.2 of the Platform SDk components for Windows Installer. This includes new redistributables for the 1.2 Windows Installer runtimes, and a tool to migrates a 1.0 cached database to 1.1, preventing the prompt-for-source problem when updating a product originally installed with 1.0.
http://msdn.microsoft.com/downloads/sdks/platform/wininst.asp

Area Editor for CD Autorun

A graphical hotspot editor for the popular CD Autorun tool from Timeless Software is available. It is a HTML and script based online tool.
http://www.installsite.org/cd_autorun/

InstallDialogue Object Update

The updated IS6 object for InstallDialogue, the custom dialog add-on for IS Pro 5 and 6, fixes the iKernel error. Download from
http://www.moonsea.com/download/InstallDialogObjectUpdate.exe

GERMAN Updates

Bei InstallShield Software GmbH sind folgende Updates und Add-Ons zum Download verfügbar:

Ausserdem gibt es bis 6.10. bei Bestellung ein Vollversion oder eines Updates auf ISWI, IS Pro 2000 oder InstallShield Express 3 den neuen InstallShield Tuner als kostenlose Beigabe.
http://www.installshield.de

BUGS BULLETIN

New and updated articles for InstallShield Professional 6.2:

New and updated articles for InstallShield for Windows Installer 1.5:

New article for Microsoft Wndows Installer engine:

 

InstallSite Newsletter 17/2000

September 17, 2000

NEW ON INSTALLSITE

2000-09-17 Merge Modules for dhtmled, richtxt32 and pdf OCXs
2000-09-17 Bugs Bulletin for ISWI updated
2000-09-17 Bugs Bulletin for IS6 updated
2000-09-17 Setup Launcher to Suppress Maintenance Mode in IS6 updated
2000-09-17 Microsoft Windows User Experience added in books section
2000-09-16 InstallShield Tuner for Windows Installer released
2000-09-16 Bugs Bulletin for Merge Modules updated
2000-09-14 Using the Setup Player Object in Visual Basic
2000-09-14 Setting Dialog Titles in IS6
2000-09-13 InstallShield for Windows Installer 2.0 Beta
2000-09-11 Windows Installer Patching WebCast
2000-09-08 HTML Autoplay updated

NEWS AND RUMORS

InstallShield 6.21 Doc Update

An update to the InstallShield Professional 6.21 help files can be downloaded from http://support.installshield.com/docs/is6_update.asp. It is only available in English, it will not be translated to German or Japanese.

InstallShield Tuner for Windows Installer

This tool to customise Windows Installer based setups is targeted at system administrators. InstallShield Tuner allows you to control which software features, registry entries, and shortcuts install on users' machines. It creates one or more transform (.mst) files that can be applied during installation, without modification of the original MSI package. http://www.installshield.com/ist/default.asp

InstallShield for Windows Installer 2.0 Beta

The next version of ISWI introduces exciting new features, such as an MSI debugger, dependency manager, project templates, project element export, digital signature and password protection, additional InstallScript functions, and more... You need a valid ISWI 1.x serial number to test drive: http://www.installshield.com/beta/iswi20/

BUGS BULLETIN

New article for InstallShield Professional 6.2:

New article for InstallShield for Windows Installer 1.5:

Updated article for Microsoft Merge Modules:

 

InstallSite Newsletter 16/2000

September 5, 2000

NEW ON INSTALLSITE

2000-09-05 Upgrading Without Patching document updated
2000-09-05 UltraEdit support files for IS 5 updated
2000-09-05 CD Front End Tools list updated
2000-09-04 Merge Module List updated for VBA SDK International Edition
2000-09-04 Bugs Bulletin updated for Merge Modules
2000-09-04 Directory and File Operations
2000-09-04 Capture Self Registration Information tool updated
2000-08-28 Bugs Bulletin updated after release of IS 6.12 and 6.21

NEWS AND RUMORS

InstallShield 6 Updates

IS 6.21 includes several bug fixes and some interesting new features. Some of the highlights are:

http://support.installshield.com/download/is6.asp

IS 6.12 includes less bug fixes than 6.21, and none of the new features.
http://support.installshield.com/download/is612.asp

New and Updated InstallShield Objects (same versions as included in 6.21) are also available for separate download:
http://support.installshield.com/download/objects.asp

Merge Module Madness

Merge Modules from Microsoft are not available for download from a central location, but come bundled with various product packages. To make things worse, file versions and dates are sometimes not incremented in a consistent manner. To illustrate this dilemma, here's the story of oleaut32.msm. Since it includes files that are under system file protection on Windows 2000, appropriate conditions are required to prevent installation in Win2k to avoid warning messages.

Versions listed in order of public availablility:

Version 2.40.4275.1, date July 21, 1999
released with VSI 1.0
no conditions to prevent installation on Win2k
 
Version 2.40.4514.1, date March 3, 2000
released with VBA SDK 6.2 English edition
syntax error in Win2k condition
 
Version 2.40.4275.1, date June 1, 2000
released with VSI 1.1 and VS6 SP4
no conditions to prevent installation on Win2k
(released later, but with lower version number)
 
Version 2.40.4514.1, date July 12, 2000
released with VBA SDK 6.2 International edition
correct Win2k conditions
(module version number not incremented)

A list of available merge modules can be found at http://www.installsite.org/iswi/msm.htm

InstallShield Express 3.02 GERMAN

Die deutsche Ausgabe von InstallShield Express 3 ist in Version 3.02 verfügbar. Sie erstellt Windows Installer konforme Setups mit Dialogen in Deutsch oder Englisch. Eigene Sprachen können definiert werden.
http://www.installshield.de

BUGS BULLETIN

Updated articles for InstallShield Professional 6.2:

Updated articles for InstallShield Professional 6.2:

Updated articles for Microsoft Merge Modules:

For the latest information, details and workarounds frequently check the Bugs Bulletin on InstallSite

 

InstallSite Newsletter 15/2000

August 18, 2000

This is a relatively short newsletter, since most people seem to be out of office. More news after I return from vacation :)

NEW ON INSTALLSITE

2000-08-17 Child Setup in Silent Mode / Acrobat Reader 4
2000-08-17 Bugs Bulletin updated for Microsoft Merge Modules
2000-08-17 Bugs Bulletin updated for ISWI
2000-08-16 Upgrading Without Patching document updated
2000-08-12 Patch Viewer updated
2000-08-12 Bugs Bulletin updated for IS6
2000-08-11 Merge Module List updated after release of MSDE 2000
2000-08-11 New VFP6 Merge Module
2000-08-09 Merge Module List updated
2000-08-09 Merge Modules Bugs list updated
2000-08-08 Create Network Share / Get Computer Name

NEWS AND RUMORS

InstallShield Express 3.01 Maintenenace Release

The first maintenance pack for ISX 3 is available. It includes the latest set of MS merge modules available with SP4 of Visual Studio 6.0 and fixes several problems.
http://support.installshield.com/download/isx.asp

Job Market

The following job opening is currently listed on InstallSite:

The following resumes are currently listed on InstallSite:

If you want to publish a job opening, or post your resume (free of charge) please contact the webmaster.

BUGS BULLETIN

New article for InstallShield Professional 6.2:

New article for ISWI 1.5:

New and updated articles for Microsoft Merge Modules:

For the latest information, details and workarounds frequently check the Bugs Bulletin on InstallSite

 

InstallSite Newsletter 14/2000

August 4, 2000

NEW ON INSTALLSITE

2000-08-04 Resume posted in the Job Market
2000-08-04 Updated information about Windows Installer Books
2000-08-03 StoreValues in the Uninstall Log File
2000-08-03 String Table Checker updated
2000-08-03 Open HTML Page in Default Browser / Launch Associated Application
2000-08-03 Bugs Bulletin updated for IS6
2000-08-02 Bugs Bulletin updated after release of ISWI 1.52
2000-08-02 Visual Studio Installer 1.1 released
2000-07-31 Microsoft Message Queue (MSMQ) Administration
2000-07-31 MTS Administration
2000-07-31 Patch Viewer updated
2000-07-27 ISWI 1.51 maintenance release revoked
2000-07-25 Bugs Bulletin updated after release of ISWI 1.51
2000-07-25 Install MDAC and DCOM with MSI
2000-07-25 Handle PATH Environment on NT
2000-07-20 Resume posted in the Job Market
2000-07-17 IS6 Event Maps corrected
2000-07-17 Capture Self-Registration Information fixed

NEWS AND RUMORS

InstallShield for Windows Installer Maintenenace Release 1.52

ISWI 1.52 was released on August 1, 2000. It includes the latest merge modules from Microsoft, plus a module that actually installs MDAC, and fixes 33 bugs. Registered users of ISWI 1.5x can download it from http://support.installshield.com/download/iswi.asp

Microsoft Visual Studio Installer 1.1 released

The new version supports side-by-side sharing of DLLs, includes updated merge modules, and can run on Windows ME.
http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/downloads/vsi/default.asp

Veritas WinInstall 2000 released

The full version of Veritas' MSI authoring tool has been released. For details see http://www.veritas.com/us/products/wininstall2000/

News about Windows Installer Books

The publication date for Leslie Easter's "Windows Installer Complete" has been postponed to January 2001.
"The Official InstallShield for Windows Installer Developers Guide" has been announced for November 2000.

InstallShield 6 Object for Windows CE

InstallShield Software Corp. has released an IS6 object that can perform a desktop-to-device installation to a Windows CE based handheld or plam-sized computer. Windows CE Services or ActiveSync must already be installed on the desktop computer. The object can be downloaded from http://support.installshield.com/download/objects.asp

Job Market

The following job opening is currently listed on InstallSite:

The following resumes are currently listed on InstallSite:

If you want to publish a job opening, or post your resume (free of charge) please contact the webmaster.

BUGS BULLETIN

New articles for InstallShield Professional 6.2:

Updated articles for ISWI 1.5:

For the latest information, details and workarounds frequently check the Bugs Bulletin on InstallSite

 

InstallSite Newsletter 13/2000

July 16, 2000

NEW ON INSTALLSITE

2000-07-16 The Full Scoop on InstallScript Structures
2000-07-16 HTML Autoplay updated
2000-07-14 Write to Windows Installer Log File
2000-07-14 Patch Viewer
2000-07-13 Capture Self-Registration Information
2000-07-13 Added FileMon and RegMon to Monitoring Tools
2000-07-12 Registry Import Tool updated
2000-07-12 Path Functions with LFN Support updated
2000-07-12 Bugs Bulletin updated for IS6
2000-07-05 Resume posted in the Job Market

NEWS AND RUMORS

Windows Installer 1.2 in Windows ME

Microsoft Windows Me (Millenium Edition), the successor of Windows 98, comes with a new version of the Windows Installer engine. The major change in version 1.2 is added support for Windows Me's implementation of Windows File Protection. It allows the installer to replace protected files by first installing a new SFP catalog file.
As of this writing, version 1.2 of the Windows Installer engine is not (yet) available as redistributable file.

Job Market

The following job opening is currently listed on InstallSite:

The following resume is currently listed on InstallSite:

If you want to publish a job opening, or post your resume (free of charge) please contact the webmaster.

BUGS BULLETIN

New articles for InstallShield Professional 6.2:

For the latest information, details and workarounds frequently check the Bugs Bulletin on InstallSite

 

InstallSite Newsletter 12/2000

July 3, 2000

NEW ON INSTALLSITE

2000-06-29 Merge Module List updated
2000-06-29 Bugs Bulletin updated for IS6
2000-06-24 Modify Uninstall Log File
2000-06-24 Create Network Share now supports read-only access
2000-06-24 Avoid Maintenance Mode in IS6 updated
2000-06-21 Transform Viewer updated
2000-06-20 Bugs Bulletin updated for IS6

NEWS AND RUMORS

IS6 Objects

Updated InstallShield Objects (same version as in IS 6.20) can be downloaded for IS 6.1x. There's also an MDAC 2.5 Object.
http://support.installshield.com/download/objects.asp

A Custom Object sample project is available at
http://support.installshield.com/kb/default.asp?action=Display&documents_id=104856

Merge Modules

Microsoft has published Service Pack 4 for Visual Studio, which includes a set of merge modules that can be downloaded separately.
http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/sp/vs6sp4/mmoverview.asp

Job Market

The following job opening is currently listed on InstallSite:

If you want to publish a job opening, or post your resume (free of charge) please contact the webmaster.

BUGS BULLETIN

New articles for InstallShield Professional 6.2:

Updated articles for InstallShield Professional 6.2:

For the latest information, details and workarounds frequently check the Bugs Bulletin on InstallSite

 

InstallSite Newsletter 11/2000

June 15, 2000

NEW ON INSTALLSITE

2000-06-15 Bugs Bulletin updated for IS6
2000-06-14 Bugs Bulletin updated for Windows Installer Engine
2000-06-14 Import Registry Files at Design Time
2000-06-14 HTML Autoplay updated
2000-06-11 Bugs Bulletin updated for IS6
2000-06-08 Upgrading Without Patching in Windows Installer
2000-06-08 Bugs Bulletin updated for ISWI and Windows Installer Engine
2000-06-07 Avoid Maintenance Mode in IS6 updated
2000-06-06 MDAC/DCOM Object now installs MDAC 2.5
2000-06-06 HTML Autoplay application
2000-06-06 Fix for Hide "Advertise" Option on Unsupported Platforms tool
2000-06-06 Create List of Files in ISWI Project updated
2000-06-06 Bugs Bulletin updated for IS5
2000-06-05 Bugs Bulletin updated for ISWI
2000-06-05 PictureTaker added to deployment tools list
2000-06-04 NetInstall added to deployment tools list

NEWS AND RUMORS

IS6 Hot Fix

A hot fix for InstallShield Professional 6.11 and 6.20 is available. It addresses two issues:

If you are using IS 6.0x or 6.10 you must first update to 6.11 (available free of charge) or 6.20 before you can apply the hot fix.
http://support.installshield.com/download/default.asp

IS6 Documentation Update

On June 8, 2000 InstallShield has released updated help files for IS6.11 and 6.20. Download them from http://support.installshield.com/docs/is6_update.asp

InstallShield Java Edition 3.50

The latest version of IS Java now also supports Linux. For more information see http://www.installshield.com/java/

Job Market

The following job opening is currently listed on InstallSite:

If you want to publish a job opening, or post your resume (free of charge) please contact the webmaster.

Delay in Newsletter Delivery

The last edition of this newsletter, dated June 2, took several days to make it to your inbox. This was caused by a problem at ListBot, the service that is used to maintain the mailing list and distribute the newsletter. I'm sorry for the delay.

BUGS BULLETIN

New and updated articles for InstallShield Professional 6.2:

New articles for ISWI 1.5:

New articles for Windows Installer engine:

New article for IS 5:

For the latest information, details and workarounds frequently check the Bugs Bulletin on InstallSite

 

InstallSite Newsletter 10/2000

June 2, 2000

NEW ON INSTALLSITE

2000-06-01 Bugs Bulletin updated after release of IS 6.11
2000-06-01 Windows Installer Authoring Tools updated
2000-05-31 Create List of Files in ISWI Project
2000-05-31 Create Virtual Directory in IIS (Windows Installer CA)
2000-05-31 Get Short Name Equivalent for Long Path (Windows Installer CA)
2000-05-31 Bugs Bulletin updated for IS 6
2000-05-31 Keys in SHL Files are Case Sensitive
2000-05-30 Starting, Stopping and Deleting NT Services for IS6
2000-05-29 VB/VBA Developer's Guide to the Windows Installer short review
2000-05-27 Bugs Bulletin updated for WI Merge Modules
2000-05-26 Resolve IP Address for Given Host Name
2000-05-26 Handle Multiline Registry Entries in IS6
2000-05-26 Wizard Style CD Browser/Setup Launcher updated
2000-05-26 Bugs Bulletin updated for IS 6 and ISWI
2000-05-26 Merge Modules page updated
2000-05-23 Delete .GID When Corresponding .HLP is Updated
2000-05-23 Merge Modules page updated
2000-05-23 Patching Tips for Windows Installer
2000-05-22 Bugs Bulletin updated to reflect fixes in the new releases of  IS 6.2 and ISWI 1.5
2000-05-22 Windows Installer Authoring Tools updated
2000-05-19 Command line tool to Change Project GUID in IS6
2000-05-19 Bugs Bulletin updated for IS6
2000-05-18 Job Opening near Reading, England
2000-05-17 Bugs Bulletin updated for IS6

NEWS AND RUMORS

New Version and Maintenance Pack for IS 6

Maintenance pack 1 for IS6.1 is now available free of charge at http://support.installshield.com/download/is6.asp

InstallShield Professional 6.20 has also been released. Beside bug fixes and updated objects it includes new features like "One-Click Install" for internet distribution. It incorporates and enhances the functionality of InstallFromTheWeb and allows you (optionally) to replace InstallShield wizard dialogs with online html forms.
http://www.installshield.com/ispro/default.asp

Newsgroup for Web Based Installs

Questions and problems regarding the One-Click Install technology in InstallShield 6.2 can now be discussed in news://news.installshield.com/installshield.is6.webinstalls

InstallShield for Windows Installer 1.5

The new version of ISWI comes with a patch creation wizard and several other enhancements. See http://www.installshield.com/iswi for details.

InstallShield Express Supports Windows Installer

InstallShield Express 3 has been released. Besides leveraging the benefits of Windows Installer this opens an upgrade path to ISWI if you need additional functionality that Express can't provide. Currently ISX 3 is one of the cheapest tools to build MSI packages.
http://www.installshield.com/express

Job Market

The following job openings are currently listed on InstallSite:

If you want to publish a job opening, or post your resume (free of charge) please contact the webmaster.

InstallSite Under Construction

Currently I'm restructuring some of the content of InstallSite and moving some pages around. If you have any suggestions or discover dead links, please contact the webmaster.

There's also a new search engine that should help you locate the information you are looking for.

BUGS BULLETIN

The Bugs Bulletin now has separate pages for each product.
The pages for ISWI and IS Pro have been updated to reflect the fixes in new releases of ISWI 1.5, IS 6.2 and IS 6.11. These updates are not included in the lists below:

New and updated articles for InstallShield Professional 6.2:

New and updated articles for ISWI 1.5:

New and updated articles for ISWI 1.1:

New and updated articles for Microsoft Merge Modules:

For the latest information, details and workarounds frequently check the Bugs Bulletin on InstallSite

 

InstallSite Newsletter 9/2000

May 16, 2000

NEW ON INSTALLSITE

2000-05-16 Bugs Bulletin updated for IS6 and ISWI
2000-05-16 Job Opening in Amsterdam
2000-05-15 InstallShield Object to Install DCOM and MDAC (Source Code)
2000-05-10 InstallTuner added to Windows Installer Authoring Tools
2000-05-07 Merge Module to install Microsoft Management Console (MMC)
2000-05-07 IS Express 3 added to Windows Installer Authoring Tools
2000-05-07 Setup Launcher to Suppress Maintenance Mode in IS6 updated
2000-05-06 Document Launcher for CD Autorun
2000-05-06 License Dialog with Focus on "No" Button
2000-05-06 Replacement for QueryProgItem
2000-05-06 Read ProductVersion from File now compatible with IS6
2000-05-06 Bugs Bulletin updated for IS6

NEWS AND RUMORS

IS Express 3.0 (Beta) Supports Windows Installer

InstallShield Express was fully redesigned for version 3.0 and supports the new features of Microsoft's Windows Installer service. With Express 3.0, setup authors can meet the installation requirements for the Windows 2000 logo. Express 3.0 also offers a new, Outlook-style interface. Additional enhancements in this release include:

Enroll in the beta test at http://www.installshield.com/beta/phobos/

InstallTuner for Windows Installer (Beta)

The product is targeted towards network administrators and those who want to customize Windows Installer setups. InstallTuner allows you to customize how applications packaged for the Windows Installer format are installed and configured by creating transforms (.mst files) that can be applied to the original msi package. Features include:

The beta program will probably be closed end of May.
http://www.installshield.com/beta/installtuner/

Merge Modules and InstallShield Objects

Source code samples to build merge modules (for Windows Installer) and InstallShield Objects (for IS Pro 6) are now available on InstallSite. Additional samples are very welcome. If you want to share your code with other developers, please send it to installsite@gmx.net. (Please keep attachement size below 5 MB, and make sure you're not including any third party files without proper license).

Job Market

InstallSite now has a place where companies looking for employees can publish job openings, and setup developers looking for a new job can post their resumes. The page is located under News -> Job Market.

BUGS BULLETIN

New and updated articles for InstallShield Professional 6.1:

New articles for Windows Installer and ISWI 1.1:

For the latest information, details and workarounds check out the Bugs Bulletin on InstallSite

 

InstallSite Newsletter 8/2000

May 3, 2000

NEW ON INSTALLSITE

2000-05-03 Windows Installer book from InstallShield
2000-05-02 List and Shut Down Running Applications for IS6
2000-05-02 Set NTFS File and Directory Permissions
2000-05-02 Added Marimba Castanet to the list of Online Distribution and Update tools
2000-05-01 Bugs Bulletin updated for ISWI
2000-05-01 Silent Install of Windows Installer Runtime Engine
2000-04-29 Bugs Bulletin updated for IS6
2000-04-28 Bugs Bulletin updated for IS6
2000-04-27 Transform Viewer
2000-04-26 Load a User Hive Under the HKEY_USERS Key
2000-04-26 Windows Installer books updated
2000-04-20 Bugs Bulletin updated for IS6
2000-04-19 Read ProductVersion from File fixed
2000-04-19 Hide "Advertise" Option on Unsupported Platforms
2000-04-19 Link to Autorun.inf Documentation
2000-04-19 Bugs Bulletin updated for ISWI

NEWS AND RUMORS

Windows Installer Books

"VB/VBA Developer's Guide to the Windows Installer" by Mike Gunderloy is now available. It is the first book on the market that is focussed on MSI technology.

"The official InstallShield for Windows Installer Developer's Guide" is another book on this topic that's currently in the making. It is written  by InstallShield's Bob Baker. A release date has not been announced yet, but a sample chapter is available for download.

Leslie Easter is also still working on his "Windows Installer Complete", scheduled for August.

For more details about these books see http://www.installsite.org/books.htm

Veritas WinInstall 2000 Beta

The latest version of WinInstall is available for beta test. WinInstall 2000 can create MSI files, but has more features than WinInstall LE ("limited edition") that ships with Windows 2000.
http://beta.veritas.com

Encapsulate DCOM and MDAC Installations with Windows Installer

Microsoft Knowledge Base article Q257604 provides a wrapper exe that can install DCOM and MDAC before actually launching your MSI setup. Source code is included to allow customization.
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q257/6/04.asp

MSDE Merge Module

In the last newsletter there was an article about the lack of a merge module for the Microsoft Data Engine. In the meantime, Microsoft released the Beta 2 of SQL Server 2000 that includes a MSDE merge module.

InstallShield Professional 6.2 Beta

The next version of IS6 will seamlessly integrate and enhance the functionality of PackageForTheWeb and InstallFromTheWeb. New features include:

IS Pro 6.2 is available for beta test at http://www.installshield.com/beta/pro62/

InstallShield German Updates

InstallShield Software GmbH hat im April die folgenden Softwarepakete zum kostenlosen Download bereitgestellt:

http://www.installshield.de

BUGS BULLETIN

New and updated articles for InstallShield Professional 6.1:

New article for InstallShield for Windows Installer 1.1:

For the latest information, details and workarounds check out the Bugs Bulletin on InstallSite

 

InstallSite Newsletter 7/2000

April 17, 2000

NEW ON INSTALLSITE

2000-04-15 Read ProductVersion from File
2000-04-15 Word File for UltraEdit updated
2000-04-15 Bugs Bulletin updated for IS6
2000-04-14 IS6 Event Maps now include internal function calls
2000-04-08 Font Installation (Tefonts) compatible with IS6
2000-04-06 HideAppAndWait compatible with IS6
2000-04-06 Sign PFTW Package in Batch Process
2000-04-06 Bugs Bulletin updated for IS6 and ISWI

NEWS AND RUMORS

Incorrectly Versioned Atl.dll in SNA Server Service Pack 1

Microsoft recently published knowledge base article Q256089 which includes the following information:
"Microsoft SNA Server Service Pack 1, which is included in the Visual Studio 6.0 Enterprise Edition, has an Atl.dll file version of 4.0.0.517. This .dll file is exactly the same as Atl.dll file version 2.00.7024.0. You should remove version 4.0.0.517 of the .dll file from the system and replace it with version 2.00.7024.0 (which shipped with Visual Studio 97) or later. If you do not replace it, Setup will detect the newer Atl.dll (version 4.0.0.517) and not upgrade Atl.dll version 2.00.7024.0 to Atl.dll version 3.0.8168.0. (The version of Atl.dll included with Visual Studio 6.0 is 3.0.8168.0.)"
The full text can be found at http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q256/0/89.asp

No Merge Module for MSDE

Apparently Microsoft has no plans to publish a merge module to install the Microsoft Data Engine (MSDE) using the Windows Installer in the near future. Instead they published a knowledge base article which explains that you must create a wrapper program that will run Msdex86.exe and reboot before launching your application's MSI package.
Read the full text at http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q242/9/29.ASP

InstallSite CD-ROM?

Recently I've been asked whether a CD-ROM with the contents of the InstallSite web site is available. Such a CD-ROM would be useful to people with slow internet connection, or for use on a notebook without web access.
Please tell me your opinion: Would you be interested in such a CD-ROM?
What would be a reasonable price? How often should it be updated?
Please send your comments to the webmaster - Thanks in advance!

BUGS BULLETIN

New articles for InstallShield Professional 6.1:

New article for InstallShield for Windows Installer 1.1:

For the latest information, details and workarounds check out the Bugs Bulletin on InstallSite

 

InstallSite Newsletter 6/2000

April 4, 2000

NEW ON INSTALLSITE

2000-04-03 Setup Launcher for Windows Installer
2000-04-01 Bugs Bulletin updated for IS6 and ISWI
2000-03-30 Bugs Bulletin for ISWI updated
2000-03-30 Windows Installer Authoring Tools page updated
2000-03-27 Application Support for Install on Demand
2000-03-25 Bugs Bulletin for ISWI updated
2000-03-22 ISWI Terminology for InstallShield Professional Users
2000-03-22 Windows Installer Authoring Tools page updated
2000-03-22 IS6 Bugs Bulletin updated
2000-03-22 Change NT Bootup Delay

NEWS AND RUMORS

Custom Dialogs for InstallShield 6

InstallDialogue, the popular tool to create and customize dialogs for InstallShield Professional, is now available in a version that fully supports IS6. The runtime module comes as InstallShield Object, and has special functions to replace the left hand bitmaps on the Welcome and Finish dialogs in IS6. Updates to InstallDialogue are now delivered with WebUpdate.
http://moonsea.com

Windows Installer Books

A sample chapter from Mike Gunderloy's "VB/VBA Developer's Guide to the Windows Installer" is available for online reading.
Leslie Easter's "Windows Installer Complete" can now be pre-ordered.
http://www.installsite.org/books.htm

PackageForTheWeb 3 Released

InstallShield's tool to create self extracting executables now also uses the same "Windows 2000" dialog style as IS Pro 6 and ISWI. Version 3 is available at no cost for all InstallShield customers.
http://www.installshield.com/product/free_pftw.asp?prod=pftw

WebUpdate 1.2 Maintenance Release

Version 1.2 of the update notification tool was released on March 16. It includes a re-written help file and should fix several problems.
http://support.installshield.com/download/webupdate.asp

IS Java Maintenance Release

Version 3.01 of InstallShield Java Edition is now available. The release notes can be found at
http://support.installshield.com/download/javarelnotes.asp

IS Pro 2000 Second Edition GERMAN

Die deutsche Version von IS Pro 2000 wurde am 21. März freigegeben. Sie enthält IS 6.1 und ISWI 1.1 und ist für 148 DM auf CD-ROM erhältlich. Kunden der InstallShield Software GmbH, die statt der deutschen die englische Entwicklungsumgebung verwenden, können das englische Update kostenlos herunterladen.
http://www.devshop.de/

BUGS BULLETIN

New articles for InstallShield Professional 6.1:

New articles for InstallShield for Windows Installer 1.1:

Note that some of the problems listed in here are caused by third party software, and are not the fault of InstallShield Software Corporation.
For the latest information, details and workarounds check out the Bugs Bulletin on InstallSite

 

InstallSite Newsletter 5/2000

March 17, 2000

NEW ON INSTALLSITE

2000-03-17 IS6 Bugs Bulletin updated
2000-03-17 Training information updated
2000-03-17 Added links to some Date/Time Stamping Utilities
2000-03-16 IS6 Bugs Bulletin updated
2000-03-15 Setup Launcher to Suppress Maintenance Mode in IS6 updated
2000-03-14 Prompt Users to Download Windows Installer Runtime if Required
2000-03-12 Added InstallShield for Windows Installer pages to InstallSite
2000-03-11 Windows Installer Authoring Tools page updated
2000-03-11 IS6 Bugs Bulletin updated

NEWS AND RUMORS

InstallSite Now Supports InstallShield for Windows Installer

In addition to the generic Windows Installer/MSI information and the comparison chart for the features of various MSI authoring tools, InstallSite now has a section dedicated to ISWI. Currently there are tips articles and some custom action source code for download. Anyone who has created merge modules or custom actions, or can provide any other useful information, is welcome to send it to the webmaster  to be added to the site.
http://www.installsite.org/iswi/

InstallShield for Windows Installer 1.5 in Beta Test

New features in this version include:

The beta test will probably run until end of March. To enroll visit http://www.installshield.com/beta/iswi15/

Windows Installer Book Schedule Changed

The planned release date for Leslie Easters book "Windows Installer Complete" has been moved from May to July 2000.
http://www.installsite.org/books.htm

InstallShield Professional 6.1 Help Update

The second update to the InstallShield Professional 6.1 help files has been released on 3/14/2000. It can be downloaded from http://support.installshield.com/docs/is6_update.asp

RTPatch for InstallShield Professional

InstallShield now exclusively distributes a adapted version of RTPatch, created by Pocket Soft, Inc. A graphical wizard guides you through the step to create a binary difference package between two (or more) versions of your software. The resulting patch can be distributed and installed with InstallShield Professional.
More information and an evaluation version is available at http://www.installshield.com/rtpatch/

BUGS BULLETIN

New articles for InstallShield Professional 6.1:

For the latest information, details and workarounds check out the Bugs Bulletin on InstallSite

 

InstallSite Newsletter 4/2000

March 8, 2000

NEW ON INSTALLSITE

2000-03-08 IIS Interface DLL now can also remove a web site
2000-03-08 IS6 Bugs Bulletin updated
2000-03-08 GetNTServicePack now also supports Windows 2000
2000-02-24 Alternative Maintenance Mode solution
2000-02-24 Book preview: Windows Installer Complete
2000-02-21 IS6 Bugs Bulletin updated

NEWS AND RUMORS

Microsoft Releases MDAC Version 2.5

On Febuary 17 Microsoft Data Access Components 2.5 RTM (2.50.4403.12) have been made available for download. Currently this version only supports U.S. English language.
http://www.microsoft.com/data/download.htm

Obscure DocExecPgm Error During Setup Initialization

Several InstallShield 6.1 users reported the following problem: On some machines setup fails during the initialization phase with error message: "Setup Failed to run installation. The argument string passed to DosExecPgm is not correct."
FOR ADDTIONAL INFORMATION SEE THIS ARTICLE

Another Book about Windows Installer

Leslie Easter, author of the well-received book "Bulletproof Installs", is also writing a book about the Windows Installer. It is called "Windows Installer Complete: A Guide to Creating Microsoft Logo Compliant Install Packages using Microsoft Visual Installer" and should be available in May. Leslie uses Microsoft's Visual Studio Installer to create MSI installs, the tools from InstallShield and Wise are not within the scope of this book.
More information about "Windows Installer Complete" and Mike Gunderloy's "VB/VBA Developer's Guide to the Windows Installer" (as mentioned in the previous issue of this newsletter) can be found at http://www.installsite.org/books.htm

BUGS BULLETIN

New articles for InstallShield Professional 6.1:

Updated article for InstallShield Professional 6.1:

For the latest information, details and workarounds check out the Bugs Bulletin on InstallSite

 

InstallSite Newsletter 3/2000

February 17, 2000

NEW ON INSTALLSITE

2000-02-17 Mastering Windows 2000 Registry added to books page
2000-02-17 Windows Script Host Programmer's Reference added to books page
2000-02-17 IS6 Bugs Bulletin updated
2000-02-17 Converting File Groups From Static to Dynamic
2000-02-17 String Table Checker updated
2000-02-17 Get Information About Installed Applications
2000-02-15 IS6 Bugs Bulletin updated
2000-02-14 Windows 2000 and Windows Installer Developer Trainings from Microsoft
2000-02-12 Book preview: VB/VBA Developer's Guide to the Windows Installer
2000-02-12 IS6 Bugs Bulletin updated
2000-02-12 Configuring the Acrobat Reader installer
2000-02-08 IS6 Bugs Bulletin updated
2000-02-08 Installing COM Servers as NT Services with IS6
2000-02-08 Setup Launcher to Suppress Maintenance Mode in IS6 updated
2000-02-08 Find All Shortcuts in a Folder and its Subfolders
2000-02-07 Bugs Bulletin updated for IS5 and IS6
2000-02-06 Windows Installer Authoring Tools updated
2000-02-03 IS6 Bugs Bulletin updated with additional IS 6.10 status information and new bugs
2000-02-01 IS6 Bugs Bulletin updated with fixes in IS 6.10
2000-02-01 About the Windows Installer Service updated

NEWS AND RUMORS

IS 6.1 Documentation Update

InstallShield Professional 6.10 does not include the latest help files. They can be downloaded from
http://support.installshield.com/docs/is6_update.asp

Beta Program for Next Version of ISWI

Today InstallShield Software Corp. announced that the beta program for the next version of InstallShield for Windows Installer will begin in a couple of weeks. The new version will include a patch creation wizard, an option to re-extract COM information at build time, dynamic file linking support for subfolders, a new custom action type enabling the use of any function with any prototype exported from a DLL, plus other enhancements. Anyone interested in participating in the beta test please contact Steve Schmidt, the Senior Product Manager, at steves@installshield.com.

First Book about Windows Installer

Scheduled for release in April or May, the "VB/VBA Developer's Guide to the Windows Installer" by Mike Gunderloy will probably be the first book on the market that focusses on the new installer technology. For a look at the table of contents or to pre-oder the book, see the Books section on InstallSite (http://www.installsite.org/books.htm)

BUGS BULLETIN

New articles for InstallShield Professional 6.1:

Updated articles for InstallShield Professional 6.1:

New article for InstallShield Professional 5.53:

For the latest information, details and workarounds check out the Bugs Bulletin on InstallSite

 

InstallSite Newsletter 2/2000

February 1, 2000

NEW ON INSTALLSITE

2000-02-01 Fix for Get Size of All Files in a Directory
2000-02-01 Added DriveImage to the debugging tools page
2000-02-01 Added AtomPack to the CD Autorun Applications
2000-01-31 Customize Event Log Settings in Windows NT
2000-01-31 Get Size of All Files in a Directory
2000-01-30 Uninstall Previous Version of an Application
2000-01-30 IS6 Bugs Bulletin updated
2000-01-29 Setup Launcher to Suppress Maintenance Mode in IS6 updated
2000-01-29 Remove All Whitespaces from a String
2000-01-25 IS6 Bugs Bulletin updated
2000-01-25 DLL Universal Problem Solver Tool
2000-01-25 About the Windows Installer Service updated
2000-01-24 Avoid Maintenance Mode in IS6
2000-01-24 Change Project GUID in IS6
2000-01-24 Visual Make added to Related Tools
2000-01-24 IS6 Bugs Bulletin updated
2000-01-20 Setup Launcher to Suppress Maintenance Mode in IS6 updated
2000-01-19 Windows Installer Authoring Tools updated

NEWS AND RUMORS

Second Edition of InstallShield Professional 2000

New versions of InstallShield Professional 6 and InstallShield for Windows Installer have been released in the Pro 2000 Second Edition bundle.

New features in InstallShield Professional 6.1:

New features in InstallShield for Windows Installer 1.1:

Registered owners of IS Pro 2000 First Edition can download the upgrade free of charge (warning: more than 80 MB), or order it on CD (shipping fees apply).

Details about the new features can be found at http://www.installshield.com/intlpro2000/features/default.asp
Order or download the upgrade from http://www.installshield.com/pro2000/prosecondedition/default.asp

Attention GERMAN customers:
Die obige URL gilt nicht für Anwender der German Edition. Sie erhalten das Update zum Preis von 148 DM bei InstallShield Software GmbH http://www.installshield.de

InstallFromTheWeb 3.1

IFTW 3.1 has been improved to closely cooperate with IS Pro 6. IFTW checks the end user’s system for required files (not just components) before requesting a download, thus reducing download time. It has a new end user interface that seemlessly integrates with IS6. Other enhancements include support for relative paths from Web pages to the application's source and automatically switching to an available mirror site if the server connection is interrupted.
http://www.installshield.com/iftw/

InstallShield Java Edition 3

This new version includes a completely redesigned IDE and a JavaBean architecture. It is based on the 'Web Start Wizards' technology co-owned and co-developed with Sun Microsystems. It includes platform packs for Solaris and Windows. For details visit http://www.installshield.com/java/default.asp

BUGS BULLETIN

New and updated articles for InstallShield Professional 6.03:

For the latest information, details and workarounds check out the Bugs Bulletin on InstallSite

 

InstallSite Newsletter 1/2000

January 17, 2000

NEW ON INSTALLSITE

2000-01-17 IS6 Bugs Bulletin updated
2000-01-17 New Poll: Which InstallShield 6 object would be most valuable to you?
2000-01-14 IS6 Bugs Bulletin updated
2000-01-13 Event Map for InstallShield 6 now includes Maintenance Mode
2000-01-12 Bugs Bulletin updated for IS5.53 and IS6.03
2000-01-12 Setup Launcher to Suppress Maintenance Mode in IS6
2000-01-10 IS6 Bugs Bulletin updated
2000-01-03 Event Map for InstallShield 6
2000-01-02 IS6 Bugs Bulletin updated
1999-12-28 IS6 Bugs Bulletin updated

NEWS AND RUMORS

InstallShield 6 Event Map

These four graphics show the order in which events are fired in an InstallShield 6 setup. They describe First Time Install, Modify, Repair and Remove modes. You can download them from http://www.installsite.org/files/is6events.zip

BDE 5.1 Object released

After several weeks of public beta testing, the BDE object for IS6 has finally been released on December 20, 1999. Download it from http://support.installshield.com/download/objects.asp

InstallShield 6 Samples

InstallShield has published two samples for IS6:

They are available at http://support.installshield.com/download/is6samples.asp

InstallSite Poll

The first InstallSite Poll has expired. The results are quite interesting:
52% of the participants will be using Windows Installer technology within 6 months, or are already using it, and additional 10% within 12 months. But still 24% do not plan to create MSI installers within one year. Most surprising to me was the fact that 14% said they don't even know what "Windows Installer" is!
A new poll has started today. The question is: "Which InstallShield 6 object would be most valuable to you?" If you could wish for a new object in InstallShield Professional 6, which would you choose? You can select from a list or add new choices.

BUGS BULLETIN

New and updated articles for InstallShield Professional 6.03:

New and updated articles for InstallShield Professional 5:

For the latest information, details and workarounds check out the Bugs Bulletin on InstallSite

 

 

 

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