SetupBuilder version 6 is a powerful and easy to use Installation Authoring and Configuration Management environment for developers and organizations deploying applications to the Microsoft Windows Platform, including Windows x64, Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.
Deploying any kind of software application is one of the most complex tasks you face as a developer. It\'s difficult to prepare an application correctly for installation on every possible system configuration and provide deployment options. SetupBuilder offers the full set of the features you need to quickly build bulletproof setups and updates for Windows.
-Support for Vista—SetupBuilder comes with support for Microsoft Windows Vista
-Support for Windows Server 2008—SetupBuilder comes with support for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (previously known as \"Longhorn\")
-Support for 64-bit Windows—Build installations for both pure 64-bit applications and hybrid applications that mix 32-bit and 64-bit code
-Windows Server 2003 Support—Conditionally install your application if the target system is running Windows Server 2003
-Powerful Scripting Facility—With over 400 predefined setup-related functions, the point-and-click SetupScript language gives you flexibility in any part of the installation, including user dialog sequence, file transfer, error handling, reboot, and even uninstallation
-API Calling—API Calling gives you the ability to call Windows API from your installation script without writing C code
-Microsoft .NET Support—Register .NET Assembly in the Global Assembly Cache (GAC), COM Interop Registration .NET Assemblies, and Create Native Image for .NET Assemblies
-Authenticode™ Technology Support—Automatically sign application files, installation packages and the uninstall application with Microsoft Authenticode Digital IDs. Recent operating system updates to Windows XP (Service Pack 2) and the new Windows Vista make it vital to use digital signatures in your application files and installation packages. This does not only complying with the latest security requirements, but also giving your users confidence in your product
-Internet-based Installations—Create Web Installations to minimize bandwidth requirements by downloading only the files needed for the installation
-Automated Web Updates—Web Update ensures that your clients are always working with the latest version of your software. It lets you specify settings for periodic updates over the Internet. This client application periodically checks the web for updates, then downloads and installs the newer files
-setupPROTECT—Generate Serial Numbers and Subscription Keys to protect your installations. This technology is well suited for software subscription services in which the end-users subscribe, for instance on a monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, etc. basis
-Delta Updates (Binary Patching)—Create industry-standard (multi-version) byte-level patch installations to distribute repairs and updates
-Release Management—Support for efficient project release management. Create multiple versions of an application from a single project
-International Language Support—SetupBuilder offers unsurpassed support for multilingual installations right out of the box. One installation can handle up to 29 \"runtime\" languages
1. Windows 2000 or greater Operating System
2. 150 MB of available hard disk space
3. At least 128 MB of memory is the minimal requirement For optimal performance, 512 MB
4. A processor that can offer power comparable with a Pentium III 500Mhz is the minimal requirement. For best performance we recommend a processor that can offer power comparable to a Pentium III 1.0 Ghz
5. Internet Explorer 5.0 or later
6. Screen resolution of at least 1024x768 with 32-bit color
Installers built with SetupBuilder run on all 32-bit versions of Windows
1. Windows 95 and up
2. 10+ MB of available hard disk space
3. 32 MB RAM
4. 486 Processor
5. 640x480 SVGA display
6. Video card set to 8 bit 256 color or greater (recommended)
FEATURE: Add \"Italian (Standard).lng\" language file (thanks to Guennadi Iounok).
FEATURE: Add support for \"Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Runtime Libraries Redistributable (9.0.21022.8)\". (Developer Edition only).
IMPROVEMENT: Installer: Optimized detection of \"temporary\" locked files. This will avoid the \"-200 decompression error\" when replacing \"temporary\" locked files. It is a permanent change in the installer runtime.
FIX: IDE: The compiler ignored the \"Group\" item in the \"Create Service...\" function.
FIX: [SB#805011] IDE: Encryption in the \"#zip file...\" pre-processor was not working as expected.
FIX: [SB#805012] Installer: Encryption in the \"Zip File(s)...\" function was not working as expected.
FIX: [SB#805013] Installer: Possible \"Register OCX\" and \"Unregister OCX\" problems.
CHANGE: Installer: Revert code changes from Build 2198 [\"Check In-use file...\" script function can detect in-use true type fonts now] back to Build 2163. The \"Check In-use file...\" script function cannot detect temporary in-use fonts).
CHANGE: IDE: The \"About SetupBuilder...\" dialog displays the maintenance expiration ID in form of mm/dd/yyyy now).
CHANGE: IDE: If \"#code-sign application...\" fails, an error code is reported.
CHANGE: IDE: Minor cosmetic modifications).
CHANGE: Updated online help.
CHANGE: Updated PDF manual.