Mac OS X Software Installation Development

Need to Customize InstallAnywhere’s Machine Reboot Message?

If a software installer requires a machine to reboot, it will display a message in the Install Complete panel. You can customize that message and here’s how. • Go the Install Complete panel in the Post-Install sequence • Look for a property on the right side that says “When $RESTART_NEEDED$ equals _____, show this message" • “No” will be initially selected • In the drop down menu, select either of these options: YES_REQUIRED or YES_RECOMMENDED • You can see the display message and customize it in that box Important note: The $RESTART_NEEDED$ variable is not set to what is selected...

Installation Case Study: BEA Systems Saves Development Time with InstallAnywhere

BEA Systems is a leading e-business infrastructure software company with more than 10,000 customers around the world, including the majority of the Fortune Global 500. The award-winning BEA WebLogic® Server is the industry’s leading application server, delivering scalability, flexibility,
and reliability to the world’s most sophisticated e-business applications. The company has a diverse customer base whose servers run on a range of platforms, including AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Tru64, and Windows NT & 2000. Check out the story of their transformation from using an inefficient single-platform installer for Windows and distributing a simple .jar file on UNIX to a seamless multiplatform...

Just a Reminder…Webinars about New Installation Features

If time has slipped by and you haven’t looked at the webinars for InstallShield 2014 or InstallAnywhere 2014, here’s a reminder to catch up on the latest features that you might have missed. InstallShield 2014 What's New Webinar Installing web applications to Microsoft Azure and Microsoft IIS using Microsoft Web Deploy Designing DPE-aware installations for an optimized user experience Checking for the latest set up every time an installation is run, including from maintenance mode Developing upgrades that can detect the presence of multiple instances of a product Provisioning virtual machines from the InstallShield IDE for testing, including choosing test...

Merge Modules Simplify Installation Development

Modular design has been around for centuries. This "building block" approach provides reusable components that save project time. Merge Modules are essentially installer sub-projects that can be created independently of one another and later merged together. Each module is a collection of complete installation functionality. Reusable Developers can easily create suite installers, subinstallers, and templates, delivering reusability from project to project, within development teams, across the enterprise, or from third-party providers. Benefits Merge Modules provide many benefits for complex installations. For instance: Combine several Merge Modules from different products to create a “Suite Installer” Independent development teams in different locations...