Sneak Preview Installer Maker 1.7

Here’s another preview of the new Installer Maker. Below follows a list of new features in Installer Maker.

This is what Installer Maker 1.7 will look like. we changed the interface completely and added a really cool new feature: running applications and scripts before and after installation. As you can see, we also removed the old tab bar and added an all-new tool bar in the top of the window.

The picture shows the panel to set up additional applications and scripts. If a LiveCode stack is selected, you will be able to choose a handler name to run when the stack opens.

Installer Maker 1.7 will work as a plugin with LiveCode 5.0. Naturally, you can alsouse the standalone version of the Installer Maker to create installers for SuperCard, MetaCard, RealBasic, HyperStudio or simply for any collection of files.

Here’s a list of new features in Installer Maker 1.7:

  • We have reworked the interface, particularly by removing the tab bar and adding a completely new tool bar
  • The ability to run scripts and applications before and after running the installer has been added; supported are: Revolution/LiveCode/MetaCard stacks, AppleScript (.scpt) files, Visual Basic Script (.vbs) files, Mac OS X applications (.app) and Windows executables (.exe)
  • Commandkey-1 to Commankey-5 are handled ‘slightly’ better in the IDE
  • In de Edit tab, files could sometimes not be removed; this bug has been fixed
  • on Mac OS X, the installer log is now UTF8 encoded
  • this version is meant to be compatible with LiveCode 5 (please report any problems)
  • this version is also meant to be compatible with Lion (please report any problems)
  • install optional alias in Dock on Mac OS X
  • we disabled arrow key navigation in the Installer Maker window because it was confusing
  • small language improvements in German installers
  • we have added an optional default license text (English only for now)

Everyone who purchases or renews his/her license after 1 October 2011 will get access to Installer Maker 1.7. We will make sure that your license is valid and if applicable you will receive a new license when Installer Maker 1.7 is officially released.

Download Installer Maker 1.7a02

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