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[MD1] Installer VISE 6.5

MINDVISION SHIPS INSTALLER VISE 6.5 FOR MACINTOSH
Simply powerful installers for OS 9

MindVision Software today ships Installer VISE 6.5, an update to the highly
popular Macintosh installer solution. This version takes advantage of the
latest Macintosh technologies and is available for download at
http://www.mindvision.com/ivisemac.

“MindVision has been committed to the Macintosh platform since day one,”
said MindVision CEO Steve Kiene. “Installer VISE 6.5 shows our continued
commitment with support for OS 9. Developers can trust Installer VISE to
deliver their software on the latest Mac OS releases.”

WHAT’S NEW IN VERSION 6.5?

Installer VISE 6.5 brings powerful new features for delivering software on
Mac OS 9. Version 6.5 offers:

Support for OS 9 Application Packages

Application packages keep an application and all its required support files
together. Because they appear in a single folder, application packages also
simplify the user’s experience. Installer VISE makes it easy to create and
install application packages on OS 9.

Support for OS 9 Multiple User Accounts

Multiple User Accounts can prevent users from installing software where
they shouldn’t. Installer VISE now supports this security feature with
every installer that you build. On a system that uses Multiple Users
Accounts, the Finder will return an error if the user tries to install
files without the proper privileges.

Uses OS 9 Install Locations

Installer VISE can install software into OS 9 locations, so your software
can take advantage of the latest technologies. Folders introduced in OS 9
now appear in the “Install To:” popup menu.

Gestalts for OS 9, G4 Processor

Now you can check a system for OS 9 and/or a G4 processor before you
install software. Installer VISE lets you assign these and other Gestalt
checks to any install item in your archive.

Run custom code during uninstall

Installer VISE 6.5 can call your custom code when it installs or uninstalls
an item. The previous version could only call custom code when it installed
an item.

Support for Apple’s Disk Copy for building installers to disk images

Installer VISE now calls on Apple’s Disk Copy to build standard disk
images. These images can be 800K and larger.

Load Contextual Menus without restart

Installer VISE can help your customers start using your software as soon as
it’s installed. Installers built with version 6.5 can automatically load
Contextual Menus after installing them, and not require a restart.

Synchronize file dates at build time

Now you can synchronize file dates at build time, according to the target
used. You can specify which files to synchronize and the dates the
installer will use.

Easily install text encoding converters

You can install text encoding converters without having to write external
code. Just add them to the archive as you would any other item. At install
time, Installer VISE will automatically keep your converter files in
compliance with required converter documents.

WHAT INSTALLER VISE CUSTOMERS ALREADY EXPECT FROM US

Best Industry Support. MindVision is known for its unmatched dedication to
customer support. MindVision provides support for the same low price as
always – FREE!

Best Community Commitment. MindVision was founded by small, independent
developers. Nobody knows how to support the shareware and freeware author
like we do. MindVision offers free, full strength installer tools to
qualified independent-minded developers.

Deep and wide feature set. Installer VISE was designed specifically to meet
the needs of our thousands of customers, from the smallest to the largest.
Installer VISE is used to build the most complicated software installations
on both Macintosh and Windows.

Mac OS Commitment. Installer VISE supports the very latest system software
features. We are there for our customers who support the latest Apple
technologies.

Features you can’t get anywhere else, including:
* Embedded archives to easily modularize your installation
* Variables to graphically add programming-level power to your installer
* Build directives to customize your installations
* Task assistants to make getting started and putting the polish on
installers easier than ever

POINTS OF COMPARISON

When comparing installer tools, here are some points worth considering:

Industry acceptance. Installer VISE is used by Apple, Microsoft, Adobe,
Macromedia, Metrowerks, id, AOL, Symantec, Dantz, Intuit, Kodak, MacSoft,
Netscape, Connectix, and thousands of other software companies. They didn’t
all start with it, but they’ve come to rely on Installer VISE.

Innovation. Installer VISE has consistently been first to market with the
powerful features customers want. But don’t just take our word for it – we
encourage you to compare for yourself.

A company focused on developers. MindVision has been selling installation
tools for over 8 years.

World-ready. Installer VISE can create installers in 16 languages.

Macintosh and Windows installers. Many Mac software companies also produce
Windows versions of their products. By offering installers for both
platforms, we eliminate the headache of using a cryptic, script- based
Windows installer.

Installer VISE Lite. We offer a tightly-focused, low-cost alternative for
smaller Macintosh customers.

We care. We always have, and always will offer our installer tools for free
to shareware developers. We don’t limit our offer to one year.

ABOUT MINDVISION

Founded in 1987, MindVision Software is a recognized industry leader
specializing in software delivery systems for Macintosh and Windows.
Installer VISE has long been the industry standard installer for the
Macintosh, and is rapidly gaining recognition as an excellent choice for
Windows. Thousands of software companies, including Apple, Adobe,
Microsoft, Netscape, Macromedia, AOL, Connectix and FileMaker have come to
rely on our software to deliver professional, easy-to-use installers to
their customers.

Fully-functional evaluation copies of MindVision products can be obtained
directly from the MindVision web site, by calling (402) 477- 3269, or by
sending e-mail to sales@mindvision.com.

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