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04-04-2012, 07:07 AM
SetupBuilder 7.7 Release Announcement

Lindersoft announced today the immediate availability of SetupBuilder
Version 7.7, the latest edition of its award-winning Installation Authoring
and Configuration Management system for Microsoft Windows based applications
that is used by thousands of organizations around the world.

The SetupBuilder installation-authoring tools are designed to reduce the
time and complexity of creating software installations. Any organization
planning to move its applications to the Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows
2008 R2 platforms will be able to use SetupBuilder to comply with this new
industry standard.

Lindersoft is committed to providing quick, easy installation solutions, and
SetupBuilder 7.7 is the next step in doing just that. We continue to enhance
SetupBuilder to provide our customers advanced power and functionality
needed to develop and manage Windows 8 installations. With this
announcement, we're making it possible for developers in both the corporate
and ISV sectors to automate the creation of software installations for
Windows 8.

For more information, please visit:
http://www.lindersoft.com/sb7.htm

This release is available, free of charge, to all SetupBuilder customers who
have an active SetupBuilder maintenance and support subscription plan.

If you do not have an active subscription plan, please contact your account
manager at sales@lindersoft.com.


SetupBuilder 7.7 Build 3648 (April 04, 2012)
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FEATURE : Add preliminary built-in support for Windows 8 "Consumer
Preview" and Windows Server 2012.

FEATURE : IDE: Add support for Windows 8 in the "#embed UAC manifest..."
compiler directive.

FEATURE : [SB#203091] IDE: Add "#http download..." compiler directive to
download a file from a HTTP server during the compilation
process.

IMPROVEMENT: IDE: Add support for Windows 7 to the "Set App Compatibility
Mode..." script function.

IMPROVEMENT: Add "Installer GUID" option to the "Get System Info..." script
function to retrieve the GUID of the installation currently
executing.

IMPROVEMENT: [SB#202131] Installer: The 'Set Variable(Ex) "Arithmetic &
Bitwise" operation supports 64-bit integer values now.

IMPROVEMENT: [SB#202031] IDE: The compiler displays the code signing
expiration date in the compiler window. If the expiration
date is < 45 days, it gives a compiler warning. The warning
is skipped in command line compilation mode.

IMPROVEMENT: IDE: Add "Add Include Script..." item to the right-click popup
menu in the Script Editor.

IMPROVEMENT: IDE: Add "Set Variable..." item to the right-click popup menu
in the Script Editor.

IMPROVEMENT: IDE: Add "Simulate 'Next' wizard button" option to the "Custom
Dialog" button control properties.

IMPROVEMENT: [SB#204021] IDE: Add "Working Directory" option to the
"Add/Delete Scheduled Task..." script function.

IMPROVEMENT: [SB#105121] IDE: Add "Repeat Task (Minutes)" option to the
"Add/Delete Scheduled Task..." script function.

IMPROVEMENT: The "Unzip File(s)..." script function can unzip decrypted
ZIP industry-standard 2.04g format compatible archive items.

IMPROVEMENT: IDE: Add an option to recover from a "Fatal Error: Unknown
control type" error in the Visual Dialog Editor.

IMPROVEMENT: IDE: Add "Copy to Clipboard" option to the "#msg..." compiler
directive.

IMPROVEMENT: IDE: Add HTTP_TIMEOUT #pragma to set the timeout, in
milliseconds, for blocking receive calls in HTTP download
actions.

IMPROVEMENT: Add support for .NET Framework 4.5 detection.

IMPROVEMENT: The "System Software Requirements" option supports .NET
Framework 4.5 detection.

FIX : [SB#202281] IDE: The compiler did not detect unreferenced
variables in the "Edit INI..." script function.

FIX : IDE: Under certain circumstances, the compiler did not detect
unreferenced variables in the "Handle String Operation..."
script function.

FIX : [SB#203261] Installer: Under certain circumstances, the
automatic language detection in a multiple-language setup
did not work as expected.

FIX : [SB#204041] IDE: Create new Feature inherited a preceding
Description item.

FIX : IDE: Create new Setup Type inherited a preceding Display
Name and Description item.

CHANGE : [SB#201231] Installer: If a ".NET Framework is Installed"
Software Requirement is not met, the installation replaces
the "1.0" text string resource "placeholder" in the displayed
message box with the selected .NET Framework version.

CHANGE : Installer: If a Requirement is not met, the message box
displays an icon consisting of a lowercase letter "i" in
a circle.

CHANGE : IDE: Rename "Arithmetic & Bitwise Operation" in the "Set
Variable(Ex)..." script functions to "Arithmetic & Bitwise".

CHANGE : [SB#202132] IDE: The Get Started Task "Browse sample projects"
displays a warning message if Windows can't explore the
'Examples' folder.

CHANGE : Installer: Change the default timeout for blocking receive
calls in HTTP download actions from 5,000 milliseconds to
10,000 milliseconds.

CHANGE : [SB#202291] IDE: The "Add Compiler Variable" SKU Management
Configuration option checks for the invalid vertical bar
("|") in the Value List entry.

CHANGE : IDE: If the SKU Management Configuration option 'Value List'
is blank, the /CV command line compiler switch lets you
define the SKU 'Value List' for 'Combo entry with list of
values (single-select)' and 'List entry with list of values
(multi-select)' SKU entry types by passing a list of items
separated by a vertical bar ("|").

CHANGE : IDE: If the SKU Management Configuration option 'Value List'
is defined, the /CV command line compiler switch lets you
select one item in the SKU 'Value List' for 'Combo entry
with list of values (single-select)' and one or multiple
items in the 'List entry with list of values (multi-select)'
SKU entry types by passing a list of items separated by a
vertical bar ("|").

CHANGE : [SB#203081] The "Get INI Value..." script function can
retrieve values up to 10KB.

CHANGE : IDE: Minor modifications to the internal thread communication
management to avoid possible deadlock scenarios when starting
the IDE or opening and closing projects. This should fix the
"Warning: The IDE was unable to start thread #X." issue
(especially on Windows 8).

CHANGE : IDE: Compiler window displays processed #pragma compiler
directives.

CHANGE : IDE: The compiler does not display the currently processed
script in the IDE caption bar text to eliminate flickering.

CHANGE : [SB#203281] Installer: Increase the width of the "Space
Required" and "Space Available" static text controls in the
"Custom Install" wizard dialog.

CHANGE : [SB#203281] IDE: Update LSZip decompression library add-on to
build v2.9.9.6 to work around a possible CRC decompression bug
if the CRC is appended at the end of the compressed data. This
applies to the "#unzip file(s)..." compiler directive and to
the "Unzip File(s)..." script function.

CHANGE : IDE: The Visual Dialog Editor control properties show the
internal control "ID" in the window title.

CHANGE : IDE: Disable the "Next (Ctrl+F6)" system menu item in the
Visual Dialog Editor wizard.

CHANGE : IDE: Minor Visual Dialog Editor modifications.

CHANGE : [SB#204011] IDE: Change Status Bar and Toolbar font from "MS
San Serif" to "Tahoma".

CHANGE : [SB#204012] IDE: The "save script" function frees the internal
FTP upload queue ("Release Distribution").

CHANGE : [SB#204031] IDE: Minor modifications to the setup compilation
window. During the compilation process, the left list is not
disabled any longer and the EnableWindow Windows API to enable
it after the compilation process is skipped. As a result, the
IDE can optionally stay in the background.

CHANGE : Remanifested pkey.exe code-sign helper to provide Windows 8
"Consumer Preview" compatibility.

CHANGE : Recompiled wupdate.exe web update client to provide Windows 8
"Consumer Preview" compatibility.

CHANGE : Recompiled wucheck.exe web update check client to provide
Windows 8 "Consumer Preview" compatibility.

CHANGE : Updated online help (CHM and PDF).

REGRESSION : [SB#203091] Installer: The shortcut for a non-executable file
installed to the 32-bit 'Program Files' folder on 64-bit
operating systems displayed a blank icon. Before calling the
SetIconLocation API to set the location (path and index) of the
icon for a Shell link object on x64 operating systems when
running in 32-bit mode, convert the a 'Program Files' folder
item for .exe files only to an environment variable to work
around a Windows x64 bug.

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The full history list can be obtained through the following link:
www.lindersoft.com/HISTORYSB7.TXT


Best regards,

Friedrich Linder
Lindersoft
www.lindersoft.com
+1.954.252.3910

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