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

MindVision Software announces 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.

"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."


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.


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


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.


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

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