EMCO MSI Package Builder - What's New in Version 4.2

Below you can find a list of the latest product releases. Click on the release version to see what new features, improvements and bug-fixes appeared in a particular release.
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Please note that the list of versions only contains the versions defined as major updates. Changes from minor and bug-fix releases are represented here as changes to the corresponding major update versions that include those changes.

Version 4.2 (December 28, 2009)

Windows 7 support

Starting from this version the application is compatible with Windows 7. It means that you can run the application under Windows 7 to create MSI packages.

MSI package validation

Starting from this version every generated MSI package is automatically validated to detect problems with the included resources. In case of problem detection you can find detailed information on the Log tab.

Improved Project Wizard

The Project Wizard was reworked to simplify main application workflows. Wizard options were regrouped, action descriptions and icons were updated to make wizard more intuitive. Also some minor visual changes were made in other parts of the application.

Simplified monitoring workflow

In previous versions monitoring process, activated from the Project Wizard, was completed automatically, by default, at the termination of monitored executable. This approach doesn't allow capturing of complex installations that launch few installation processes. To eliminate this limitation monitoring workflow in the Project Wizard was changed. Now, by default, you can manage capturing directly and proceed to MSI package generation if you sure that monitored activity is complete.

MSI package icon

Now you can configure a custom icon for generated MSI package. You can specify an icon during MSI package generation on the Project Wizard.

Updated filters

In previous versions filters was one of important, but rarely used features. To make the purpose of two different types of filters clearer, they were renamed to Monitoring and Uninstall filters. Also you can find detailed information about filters and their use cases on the configuration dialog.

New and improved features

The below features have been introduced for the first time or significantly improved in this release:

  • Added ability to delete installation projects directly from the Open Project dialog.
  • Improved integrated help to provide detailed description of the interface elements and more real-life examples.
  • An ICE (Internal Consistency Evaluator) is used to validate the generated MSI package to identify the errors in the packages being created during the generation process itself.

Resolved issues

This release resolves a number of issues, the most important of which are listed below:

  • MSI generation error in case of special symbols appearing in the registry data
  • Errors on using registry import operations
  • Incorrect work of Roll and Unroll System Folders operations in some cases
  • Incorrect work of Copy and Paste operation with registry data
  • Wrong enabling and disabling of some action buttons
  • Incorrect dialogs display under Windows 7
  • Possible incorrect monitoring of registry changes
  • Problems with monitoring of the installations with auto-registering libraries
  • MSI generation problem after monitoring the installations that use different languages
Product Facts

Did you know that MSI Package Builder uses innovation technology that allows capturing installation data on the fly?

Did you know that 'Live Monitoring' technology has an extremely capture performance because based on Kernel Mode Drivers instead of comparing huge volumes of data?

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