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InstallShield 10.5 Beta available

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Stefan Krueger

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Posted 08 October 2004 - 17:36

The beta program for InstallShield 10.5 is now open to the public. New features include:
  • MSI 3.0 Support with patch sequencing and patch uninstall
  • XML File Modification for web.config, machine.config and other XML file
  • Repositories to share and reuse collections of common elements
  • MySQL Database Support in addition to MS SQL Server
  • Users & Groups Management to select or create user accounts during installation
  • Trialware Tool to create a time limited version of your application
  • and more
To join the beta to read the release notes visit


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Posted 25 October 2004 - 18:31

Sweet! Those are some great enhancements!!!

Especially the XML one.



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Posted 26 October 2004 - 20:43


Is the XML file modification utility only for MSI installs or will it work with InstallScript installs?

From InstallShields announcement:

For Windows installation developers, InstallShield 10.5 can be used to create installations which will easily edit any XML file on the target machine without having to create a custom action.

InstallShield uses the term 'Windows installation' for MSI installs.

I hope this function will be used for installscript installs.

Stefan Krueger

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Posted 27 October 2004 - 07:19

XML file editing is available for both MSI and pure InstallScript projects.
(Disclaimer: This information is based on a beta version and may change in the final release)