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EMCO MSI Package Builder - What's New in Version 4.5

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.
 Release: 5.2 | 5.1 | 5.0 | 4.5 | 4.4 | 4.3 | 4.2 | 4.1 | 4.0 | 3.3 | 3.2 | 3.1
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 4.5.9 (December 23, 2013)

New and improved features

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

  • Improved diagnostics of the Live Monitoring modules initialization

Resolved issues

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

  • Potential errors when starting the monitoring process
  • Misspelled user interface captions

Version 4.5.8 (December 5, 2013)

New and improved features

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

  • The repackaging results stability is increased due to the improvements in analysis of the changes performed by original installations

Resolved issues

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

  • An MSI package containing Chinese characters could not be created
  • The files that are deployed as shared libraries by a monitored installation are never removed after installing a generated MSI package
  • The improper configuration of system monitoring filters, that may lead to incorrect repackaging on Microsoft Windows Vista and higher

Version 4.5.7 (August 21, 2013)

New and improved features

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

  • Improved memory usage while loading images

Resolved issues

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

  • Sometimes the application cannot be started due to unhandled errors

Version 4.5.6 (July 23, 2013)

New and improved features

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

  • Added Windows 8 as a target operating system for generated MSI packages
  • Significantly increased file system and registry import operations performance

Resolved issues

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

  • After installing the generated MSI package there is no icon for the desktop shortcut
  • The uninstall filters may not be applied correctly after loading an existing project

Version 4.5.5 (May 29, 2013)

New and improved features

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

  • Improved projects loading performance

Resolved issues

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

  • The Live Monitoring process cannot be started on PCs running Microsoft Windows Vista or later Windows versions
  • The system folders included in the file system monitoring and uninstall filters may be rolled and unrolled incorrectly
  • The appending and prepending of a registry value may not be correctly detected during an MSI package decompilation
  • Potential errors when closing the application

Version 4.5.3 (December 26, 2012)

New and improved features

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

  • Added monitoring of Java installers
  • Improved stability of MSI packages generation

Resolved issues

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

  • Errors during execution of repackaged applications
  • Temporary installation files are available in installation projects after monitoring

Version 4.5.2 (August 31, 2012)

New and improved features

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

  • The application now supports Microsoft Windows 8
  • Large MSI packages are built significantly faster

Resolved issues

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

  • It is impossible to create an MSI package on PCs with only Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 installed

Version 4.5.1 (May 4, 2012)

New and improved features

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

  • Browse Project option for Run Actions configuration

Resolved issues

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

  • The MSI package installation progress is not displayed on PCs running Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows Server 2003
  • Wrong user interface elements alignment in some dialogs

Version 4.5 (February 2, 2012)

Improved custom actions

Custom actions, that can be executed automatically during installation and uninstallation of generated MSI packages, were improved. You can not only to define an action, but also pass command-line parameters to the executed action, let MSI installer to wait for completion of the action and cancel MSI installation in case of error in the executed action. You can also define multiple actions that will be executed before or after installation and uninstallation.

Target platform selection

When you generate an MSI package, you can select if you like to generate it for x86 or x64 platform. By default the application will generate MSI for the platform where MSI generation is performed. This option can be useful for cases when MSI project is created manually, but it's not recommended to change the platform for projects that were generated automatically using the Live Monitoring technology, because in this case generated project may work incorrectly.

New and improved features

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

  • Added an option in the Project Wizard to pass command-line parameters to an installations that are started automatically for monitoring of their actions.

Resolved issues

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

  • Possible errors while opening existing projects
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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