Recently, We got a request to make some improvements to Installer Maker. As a result, we have made many, many invisible changes, fixing bugs and adding new features. In a few places, the changes are visible. For example, you can see the long list with all special folder paths for Windows (XP up to and including 8.1) and you can see a small but essential change on the Scripts pane, allowing for pre- and post-uninstall script execution.
It is now possible to select any special Windows folder as a destination folder.
Below follows an overview of all changes in the latest beta version.
Installers created with a trial copy on Windows should now start correctly (only on the same computer as on which they were created)
The documentation (on the Help screen) should still show up, even if the httpHeaders were set incorrectly by another script
install locations have been extended by a large number of Windows-specific directories
the destination “startup disk” appeared incorrectly
a possibility to create an installer with empty files has been added
the uninstaller is now installed in the executable’s folder on Windows, while previously it would end up in a separate folder occasionally
file paths are now included in profile files
if a path in a profile file is not found, you’ll be asked if you want to repair all paths
on Windows, the Uninstaller can now execute LiveCode scripts that have been added on the Scripts pane; thise feature will be added for Mac OS X soon
Installer Maker Scripts Pane
Note that this is still a beta version. If you want to create an installer for distribution, download and use Installer Maker from the official website. Tests show that Installer Maker 1.8.7b03 isn’t fully compatible with LiveCode 7 yet, due to bugs in LiveCode 7. Installer Maker 1.8.7b03 is only available as a plug-in for the commercial license of LiveCode. A standalone version will be made available shortly.
We need your help! Please, download and test Installer Maker 1.8.7b03 and send an e-mail with your findings to Economy-x-Talk’s support department! Everybody can download the beta. Installers created with an unregister trial copy only work on the computer they were created on. This version of Installer Maker is a free update for everyone with a current license.
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Economy-x-Talk has released a new version of the Installer Maker Plugin. This update fixes a problem that prevented Linux users from registering and several other smaller problems. More info can be found at http://rrinstallermaker.economy-x-talk.com/ .
This update is free for everyone who bought a (new) license during the past 3 months. Upgrades are available at half the original price.
Economy-x-Talk is pleased to announce a big update of the now well-known Installer Maker Plugin for LiveCode. The Installer Maker Plugin is the easiest way to wrap your LiveCode standalones in an installer. Just create your standalones and drag them into the Installer Maker Plugin window. Without being complicated, the Installer Maker Plugin offers you sufficient options to install your software on almost every Windows PC or Mac.
The new update contains more than a dozen bug fixes and new features. Most of the implemented new features were requested by our customers. Some important changes are: deletion of pictures from the Appearance section is now possible, more and improved language options, parenthesis are now allowed in file paths, more built-in checks and fail-safes to avoid mistakes.
With this new release, we are adjusting our licensing policy to make continuation of this project possible. We provide everyone who buys a (new or upgrade) license with free updates for three months. Currently, everyone can buy an upgrade, regardless of when you bought your license. Soon, you will be eligible for the upgrade price only if you bought your original license less than 1 year ago.
If you bought your license more than a year ago, you might want to buy an upgrade right now, while you can still pay the upgrade price. Upgrades cost EUR 16.95, new licenses cost EUR 39.00. (You can see when your license was created by hovering your mouse over the version number in the bottom-left of the Installer Maker window. The license creation date will appear in the tooltip.)
The new version of the plugin and forms to buy a new license or an upgrade can be found at http://rrinstallermaker.economy-x-talk.com . If you have any questions, please go to http://qurl.tk/du and fill out the web form.
Economy-x-Talk is pleased to announce the release of a new version of the Installer Maker Plugin for Runtime Revolution/LiveCode. The Installer Maker Plugin is a tool to quickly wrap your standalone applications in an installer for Mac OS X or Windows. This new version provides improved 64 bit compatibility (currently being tested) and compatibility with LiveCode 4.5.
The Installer Maker Plugin is a tool to build installers for Windows and Mac OS X from your LiveCode standalones. Wrapping a standalone in an installer is just a matter of minutes. There are also special options available, which allow you to include a Read Me file, to start your programme automatically after installation and more. The current version works fine on Mac OS X and Windows and is being tested on Linux. We expect to release a new version with Linux compatibility at the end of the year 2010.
A license cost 39 euro (approximately 50 dollar). There won’t be a trial version, but we will provide ample instructions, pictures and videos. A video tutorial is available here. You are always welcome to send e-mails with questions about Installer Maker.
For more information, including downloads, please visit http://qurl.tk/ce .
A few more important links for Installer Maker users:
Contact: http://qurl.tk/du Installing the plugin: http://qurl.tk/hv Making an installer1: http://qurl.tk/hu Quick Guide: http://qurl.tk/hw
(Currently, the 1.4 version still shows the 1.2 version number. We will release version 1.4.1 very soon and we promise that it will display the correct version number).
Economy-x-Talk has created a web version of the Installer Maker Plug-in installer. To install the plug-in, all you need to do is download a 60K stack and open it in Revolution. This stack can be downloaded here.
Use the Installer Maker Plug-in to wrap your Revolution standalones in an installer for Windows (XP, Vista, 7) and Mac OS X (10.3 and later). This installer maker provides several additional options and features, including multiple languages and an uninstaller.
Wrapping a standalone in an installer is just a matter of minutes. There are also special options available, which allow you to include a Read Me file, to start your programme automatically after installation and more. Note that you can use the Installer Maker Plug-in for RunRev standalones, but also for any other software.
A few days ago, Economy-x-Talk’s support department received a question about creating shortcuts with the Installer Maker Plugin for Runtime Revolution. More specifically, a user of the plug-in asked how to set up the installer as to create shortcuts in the start menu and on the desktop. Here’s the answer.
To add shortcuts to the Start menu on Windows, follow the following steps after you have added all necessary files: 1) go to the Special section 2) select the Start Menu tab button on the Special section 3) drag any file (e.g. the main executable file) from the list on the left into the list on the right
If you want to have a shortcut on the desktop, follow the following steps. 1) go to the Special section 2) select the Aliases tab on the Special section 3) drag a file (e.g. the main executable) from the list on the left into the top field on the right 4) make sure that the file in the top field is selected (hilighted) 5) now choose Desktop from the option menu button in the middle of the window, next to the Set button 6) you can leave the field below the option menu button empty and press the Set button
With these settings the installer will create shortcuts inside a folder in the Start menu as well as on the desktop.
Download the Installer Maker plugin for Runtime Revolution here
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This tutorial shows how to create an installer from your RunRev standalone. We use our Installer Maker plugin to wrap your RunRev standalone in an installation package, which runs as an independent programme.
You can read more about the Installer Maker plugin for Runtime Revolution and download your own copy here.
Economy-x-Talk has been working on an Installer Maker Plugin for Runtime Revolution. Today, this product is making it’s first careful steps into the world.
The Installer Maker Plugin is a tool to build installers for Windows and Mac OS X from your Revolution standalones. Wrapping a standalone in an installer is just a matter of minutes. There are also special options available, which allow you to include a Read Me file, to start your programme automatically after installation and more.
This is version 1.0 of the Insntaller Maker. There are still a few issues we need to work on, but in it’s current form it should definitely be an interesting product for Runtime Revolution users. The current version works fine on Mac OS X and is being tested on Windows.
Licenses are going to cost 39 euro (approximately 50 dollar). With this product, you will streamline that last part of your production flow: preparing for distribution. Now, you can do it all with one and the same tool: your Runtime Revolution IDE.
There won’t be a trial version, but we will provide ample instructions, pictures and videos. You are always welcome to send e-mails with questions about Installer Maker.
There isn’t even a web store for this freshman yet. If you would like to obtain a license for Installer Maker, please go to http://economy-x-talk.com/contact.html and send an e-mail.
Please, keep an eye on this blog. Soon, we will be posting a user manual and tutorials.
Installer Maker can be downloaded directly from http://qurl.tk/c3