|InstallAware X11 outpaces InstallShield by two major version releases, delivering the only installer in the industry – including open source alternatives – with support for P2P.
San Francisco, CA, December 16, 2019 – InstallAware Software, the technology leader in software installation, repackaging, and virtualization solutions for application builders and enterprises, is launching InstallAware X11 on Friday this week. InstallAware is the most flexible platform for traditional and agile development teams creating Windows and Azure software installers, as well as MSIX, APPX, Microsoft App-V Virtualization, and agentless/royalty-free InstallAware Virtualization packages.
InstallAware X11 is the only installation platform with support for decentralized, peer to peer networks. Setups built with InstallAware may now automatically source their web deployed portions from P2P torrents, in addition to downloading individually from any arbitrary torrent file or magnet link.
Setups are built normally to take advantage of this feature, with no changes required to existing projects at all. Their web deployed portions are then announced on popular trackers and seeded with any BitTorrent client of the developer’s choosing, instead of traditional file hosting.
While end-users are installing these setups, they automatically upload (share) the bits they have already downloaded, even as their installation is ongoing. Decentralized distribution for installers reduces server costs and bandwidth fees, improves resiliency in the event of node failures, and offers extra protection against MITM attacks; while simultaneously speeding up downloads and shortening installation times!
Also new in InstallAware X11 is the capability to query target operating systems for the presence (or absence) of particular hotfixes. If your applications require or preclude a specific KB, you may block the installation until the necessary KB has been installed or removed. Similarly, it is also possible to query for KB’s that are eligible to patch the target system but which have not yet been applied.
The InstallAware X11 IDE also introduces Script Analytics; showing the types and numbers of installation commands used in a setup project. Selecting a particular installation command, such as “Install Files”, lists each command of that type in its order of appearance in the master setup script, while also permitting editing commands one by one from the visual portion of the InstallAware X11 IDE – a feature Express edition users are especially poised to enjoy, as their edition has always excluded script editor access.
About InstallAware Software
InstallAware Software, founded in 2003, is the leading Cloud Infrastructure Company with its laser sharp focus on bullet-proof enterprise software deployment. InstallAware has been recognized by multiple awards coming from Microsoft, SDTimes "Leader of the Software Development Industry", Visual Studio Magazine Reader's Choice, ComponentSource, WindowsITPro, among other recognition. InstallAware X11 is available in a complimentary edition for all Visual Studio users and paid editions with prices starting at $329. For a fully functional 30 day trial and more information, visit www.installaware.com.
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