InstallAware won ComponentSource’s Top 50 Publisher award again this year, making it ten years in a row! Also, our premier InstallAware Studio Admin edition and our premium InstallAware Studio editions were both recognized as Top 100 products at the ComponentSource marketplace – thanks to YOU!!!
In more exciting news, additional details are now emerging as the brand new and thrilling InstallAware Multi Platform product gains maturity, scheduled later this year for general availability:
– Three Major Platforms: Code and compile natively on Linux, Mac, and Windows. Build for any platform from any environment – ex: you will be able to build Mac installers on a PC, and vice versa!
– Advanced Dialog Editing: Enjoy a dialog editor virtually identical to its Windows Installer brethren, with the same ease of use, drag&drop design experience, and visual configuration.
– Conditionally Flowing Setup Script: Code, commands, and syntax to remain as similar as possible to InstallAware‘s existing scripting language, offering a zero learning curve.
– NO JAVA: InstallAware Multi Platform offers 100% native code setup engines for Linux, Mac, and Windows – in our best tradition of ZERO DEPENDENCIES and runtime free delivery!
InstallAware is launching its very first multi-platform installer this year, distilling the best of what InstallAware stands for, and its 17 years of engineering excellence:
o Native Binaries: No JRE required, producing zero dependency setups for Linux, Windows, Mac OS X (including M1 silicon), Solaris (Intel & Sparc), FreeBSD, and more.
o Native IDEs: Run and edit projects directly on Intel x86, AMD64/x86-64, SPARC, ARM, and AArch64 platforms. Best of all, compile setups that run on any target using any IDE on any platform!
o Familiar Scripting Forms: Use your existing InstallAware scripting skills and rich built-in actions to build an intelligently branching setup with high compatibility for existing code forms.
o Two-Way Integrated IDE: In the best tradition of InstallAware, visual designers emit XML code, and changes made to the human editable XML are reflected back in the visual designers.
o Editable Dialogs: Rich customization options for your setup user interface delivers a stellar user experience and makes a lasting, positive first impression as only made possible by InstallAware.
o Agile: XML project scripts, command line builds, and an integrated visual debugger deliver full support for continuous integration in a developer friendly solution.
o Automatic Updates: Continuous and unattended delivery for your end-users means less manual maintenance hassle and reduced support costs, resulting in a win-win for everyone.
o GUI, Text, and Silent Setups: Full support for console based and remote installations, as well as silent setups for unattended/scripted deployment scenarios.
o Web Friendly: Advanced LZMA(2) compression with BCJ2 and Heuristic filters minimize payloads, while bits may be sourced as usual from Web Media Blocks hosted as ordinary downloads on any server.
o Suite Installers: Visually combine multiple packages into a single multi-platform installer, where each package is bound to its own deselectable feature at runtime.
Take a step up in your DevOps with the release of the Gold Standard for software installers:
InstallAware X13 is launching on Friday this week!
o Sanitize Project Wizard: Sever all links to shared resources in a single click by creating local copies of all project assets.
o .NET 5: The biggest .NET release is here, and you may deploy it in a single click using InstallAware.
o 20H2 Update: Fresh Windows Feature definitions for ARM64, AMD64, and X86.
o MSIX Services: Build MSIX packages without entry point apps or shortcuts, deploying Windows Services.
o On-Demand Elevation Template: Give your end-users the power to choose user mode installs, or to elevate at the start of setup.
After nearly a full year that went by with covid lockdowns, InstallAware X13 is finally launching this December:
o 20H2 Platform: Including up to date Windows Feature definitions, platform recognition and formal targeting.
o MSIX Services: Instantly generate MSIX packages from existing setup projects, now with service support.
o New .NET 5: Detect and install .NET Core. Our Visual Studio Add-Ins bundle this runtime when needed.
o MITM Mitigation: Automatically eliminate man-in-the-middle attacks on Web Media Block downloads.
o Manual Elevation: Manually elevate or de-elevate apps. Elevate your setup only when you must.
o Regular Expressions: You asked for it, you got it! Easily evaluate regexp in your script.
o Azure DevOps: A sign of the times, or evolution of the future of work? Your decision.
o Super Search: Hugely popular new IDE feature with advanced in-place capabilities.
Eleanor (Roosevelt) says it best: “True patriotism springs from a belief in the dignity of the individual, freedom and equality not only for Americans but for all people on earth.” In that spirit, allow us to wish you a Happy 4th of July, no matter where you may be in the world at this time!
Also a huge thank you for your overwhelming response to our recent launch of InstallAware X12. See the values that we stand for:
Freedom: Process your own transactions without having to rely on banks with the Cryptocurrency plug-in. Decentralize your downloads with the Bittorrent plug-in.
Security: Halt MITM attacks with signing for optional web packages. Frustrate impersonators using third-party certificates with expected entity verification.
Community: Enable global collaboration with integrated source control. Prototype setups with visual tools and then edit the auto-generated code to inject your logic.
Unity: Bring together all your runtimes and dependencies, with their tangled mess of countless disjoint windows, into your setup with a single, sensible user interface.
InstallAware X12, the world’s first and only cryptocurrency-enabled installer, is finally shipping this week:
o Eliminate the need for traditional payment processing, and banks.
o Break free of brittle nodes, and dramatically cut down on exorbitant processing fees.
o Improve payment speeds and accelerate setups, boosting your end-user experience.
o No changes required to existing InstallAware projects! Easily upgrade all your work to InstallAware.
Amidst InstallShield’s fifth(1) rebranding, InstallAware shines stable; shipping version X12 on Friday the 12th this week:
o Authenticity: Especially now with Torrent/Magnet support, guarantee your setups are genuine with signed web downloads.
o Limited User Account Template: Out-of-the-box support for User Mode installations without getting admins involved.
o Full-Breadth Windows: Target from the earliest X86 (Windows XP) through the latest AARCH64 (Windows 10) with a single setup.
o Azure DevOps: Empower distributed teams with the new Team Project Explorer right in the IDE – stepping up to the new normal.
o Do More: Launch programs elevated, configure per-user file types and applications, match regular expression patterns.
(1) InstallShield -> Macrovision -> Acresso -> Flexera -> Revenera
InstallAware X12 is becoming the first and only installer with cryptocurrency support:
o Instant Processing: Complete your ETH transaction in 15 seconds or less…
o Sell Without Middlepersons: Monetize your product directly at installation time.
o Fiat Conversion: Specify the cost of your product in debasable currency, or crypto.
o Re-Installable: Retrieve past purchase records directly from the uncensorable blockchain.
o Instant Payment: Revenue in your wallet by the time your end-user is on the next wizard page!
We hope you are doing well in the face of our crisis. Sometimes the best time to relook and invest in something better is in the eye of a storm.
Installs win sales! Now with more people working from home and an uptick in IT spending, your software and your business will benefit in so many ways from a more modern Windows Installer:
o Take the frustration out of building installations with easy MSIcode scripting.
o Deploy with the confidence that your setups work everywhere/everytime with our Native Engine.
o Grow your adoption with an improved end-user experience featuring Fluent Acrylic UI.
o Work remotely and collaborate globally with Azure DevOps Server integration.
Visit our redesigned online store, and empower yourself to put your best foot forward:
As we get ready to celebrate Pi Day this weekend at InstallAware, we’re very grateful:
o For the fifth year in a row, InstallAware wins the ComponentSource Top 50 Publisher Award!
o A brand-new website at www.installaware.com – take a look and let us know how you like it.
o New Service Pack 3 for InstallAware X11 with even more fixes and performance enhancements.
Join us in celebrating our new site, new award, new Service Pack, and Pi Day!