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MindVision announces the immediate availability of Installer VISE 6.0, a major upgrade to the industry standard Macintosh installer solution.

"Not only do we continue to simplify the lives of our thousands of customers, we also continue to drive ahead with the best new features to keep developers on top of the latest opportunities in software delivery," said Steve Kiene, CEO of MindVision. "We listen to our customers. Installer VISE 6.0 has what our customers asked for. MindVision continues to produce the best software delivery tools used by the most software developers in the business."

Installer VISE 6.0 delivers great installers with the best Internet support, the strongest localization support, and the most complete build automation.

Installer VISE has built its reputation on its great feature set, rock-solid reliability, and MindVision's unparalleled responsiveness to customer needs. Developers can count on Installer VISE to deliver a great first impression of their software to the end user.

Many of Installer VISE 6.0's newest features are showcased in Apple's QuickTime 4 installer, available at



Here are some highlights of the many new features in Installer VISE.

More automated build support
* Build multiple targets at once.
* Each build target can have its own attributes, build directives, post processing for Internet preparation, and AppleScripts before/after the build.
* You can remove compressed data when checking an installer project into a source code control system.
* 'ckid' resource support makes Installer VISE source control friendly.
* Verify source file locations with a new apple event.

More simplicity for complex installs
* Launch other installers before/after the main installer.
* The new sub-launch action item gives you sub-launching with all of the control of conditional execution abilities of action items. Sub-launched Installer VISE installers also get user interface options.
* Organize sub-archive installers with greater flexibility.
* Installers can span multiple CDs.

More powerful Internet support
* HTTP 1.1 support allows random data access for efficient downloads. It also means more efficient web installer construction; all data can now go into a single file without the need to manually organize it.
* Compressed web installer catalogs make for smaller web installers.
* Upload files to your HTTP 1.1-compliant web server with the PUT command.
* Control whether dialup dialogs are shown.
* You can verify files on your download sites.
* User may now select their download site.
* MacBinary III format is now available as a build option

More control
* Call external code on Quit.
* Twice the gestalts, and the new "OR" check for "any match" capability.
* "Go To" and "Stop Install" actions allow for fine grained control over complex installation setups.
* Mac OS 8.6, Location Mgr, and QuickTime 4 install locations and gestalts.

More convenience
* Create lists of self-validating passwords for end users. This allows users to enter unique passwords without you having to write any external code.
* System folder items default to the Mac OS default routing location.
* "If newer version" is the default replace option if a file has a 'vers' resource.

More localization
* Language files can use relative paths.
* InRg is a new gestalt to use for hiding/showing packages based on the user's region.


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. Full strength installer tools are available free to these 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. Installer VISE 6.0 extends that support to include Mac OS 8.6 and QuickTime 4 install locations. 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 * Custom forms, dialogs, and message boxes to interact with the user * Variables to graphically add programming-level power to your installer * Online customer registration * Build directives to customize your installations * Customizable builder interface * Task assistants to make getting started and putting the polish on installers easier than ever

Screen shots are available at our web site <>. More features and more details can be found in the Installer VISE manual, also available at the web site.

Download Installer VISE 6.0 from <>. While you're there, experience first-hand our Active Setup web installer for yourself. You'll see why developers all over the world choose Installer VISE.


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 most other major software companies. They didn't all start with Installer VISE, but they all use it now.
  • 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 7 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.


Founded eleven years ago, MindVision Software is a recognized industry leader specializing in software delivery solutions 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 versions of MindVision products can be obtained directly from the MindVision Web site, by calling (402) 477-3269, or by sending e-mail to

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