EMCO MSI Package Builder - What's New in Version 4.0

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: 7.1 | 7.0 | 6.1 | 6.0 | 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 4.0.4 (November 24, 2008)

Updated icons set

New icons applied to trees and toolbars helps better perception of displayed data and available actions. The overall interface became clear.

Performance improvements

Most time-consuming operations, such as project opening, were optimized. For large projects performance was increased in few times.

Resolved issues

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

  • Error during Copy To/Move To operations
  • Creating MSI Package operation failure under specific conditions
  • Wrong content applied after Drag&Drop operation for files and registry

Version 4.0.3 (October 22, 2008)

Projects root directory setup

Now at the first launch, the path to projects storage is prompted to enter. You can select where project settings and monitoring results will be stored. It's recommended to specify a shortest path as possible to avoid problems with too long file names of file system resources during MSI creation. This requirement caused by limitation for the path length of file system resources. For each file system resource its path length, including projects storage path, shouldn't be more than 255 symbols. Thus, a short projects storage path is preferred, for example: C:\MSPBRoot.

Resolved issues

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

  • Wrong handling of multi-string registry values with a special characters
  • License key validation with a trailing newline characters

Version 4.0.2 (March 23, 2008)

Visual interface for services management

Enterprise Edition now includes visual interface for services management. Using this interface you can define services installation settings.

Improved MSI generation

Generated MSI now supports more features from the list of standard MSI features set. It means that these standard MSI features are preserved during decompilation and can be included into generated MSI without any change, to keep similarity with original MSI.

Resolved issues

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

  • Rolling/unrolling of registry values
  • Set of visual defects: labels, controls alignment
  • Controls enbling/disabling in Preferences
  • Slow MSI decompilation
  • Wrong drag&drop behaviour
  • Potential access violation in MSI generation
  • Wrong project preparation process in case of large data amount

Version 4.0 (November 30, 2007)

Services support in the Enterprise edition

Starting from this version, MSI Package Builder produce MSI packages, which can install Windows services. This feature allows to create customs MSI packages for original installations, which include steps to install services.

At the current moment services support works in automatic mode only. It means that during monitoring and decompilation services installation actions are detected and correspondent information is stored in the MSI Package Builder project and later used for generation of MSI package. In the current version information about services isn't exposed in UI and there are no actions for manual services management. These features will appear soon in upcoming releases.

Resolved issues

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

  • Desktop shorcuts uninstallation when MSI is uninstalled
  • Deletion of installation folders when MSI is uninstalled
  • Registry operations exposing in GUI
  • Access violation in the import operation
  • Potential access violation in the manual directory creation
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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