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LINCOLN, NEB. - May 31, 2002: MindVision Software announces the immediate availability of Installer VISE(tm) 8.0 for Mac OS X. The Installer VISE builder is now fully Carbonized to run native on Mac OS X and Mac OS 9.


The Installer VISE builder has been completely updated to be a Carbonized application which runs native with an Aqua interface on Mac OS X, while maintaining full compatibility with Mac OS 9.

Other changes in version 8.0 include:

Create Mac OS X application bundles
Installer VISE 8.0 can build a Carbon-based installer as a Mac OS X application bundle.

More Mac OS X install locations
There are more Mac OS X install locations available for assigning to archive items.

Updated Gestalts
The Gestalt checks have been updated to reference recent OS platforms.

New external code sample
There is a new external code sample for adding an item to the Dock.

More integrated e-commerce options
To extend Installer VISE's integration with the eSellerate e-commerce system, eSellerate-powered installers can now send the following information during the purchase process: Tracking ID, Affiliate ID and Coupon ID.


The Installer VISE 8.0 builder requires the following:
  • Mac OS 9.1 or greater with CarbonLib 1.5 or greater
  • Mac OS X v10.1 or greater

Installer compatibility ranges from System 7.0 through Mac OS X, depending on the platform selected for the installer build.


Fully-functional copies of Installer VISE 8.0 are available for downloading at

Customers with current annual licenses are eligible to receive this upgrade for free. Others can find licensing information through the MindVision web site at, or by contacting us at (402) 323-6600 or


MindVision has provided Mac OS X installation solutions since May 2000, which allowed our clients to build installers in preparation for the release of Mac OS X Public Beta that September. For more than two years we have continually developed Installer VISE to provide rock-solid installations solutions for the latest Mac OS X technologies.

The Installer VISE features we have introduced for Mac OS X include:

  • One installer executable for System 7.1 through Mac OS X
  • Install files to any Mac OS X domain, or to the Classic environment
  • Perform user authentication for full access to install locations
  • Set permissions for install items
  • Execute UNIX shell scripts from the installer
  • Install symbolic links
  • Support for Mac OS X large icons


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 recognized 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) 323-6600, or by sending e-mail to

MindVision and Installer VISE are trademarks of MindVision, Inc. All other brand names mentioned are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders and are hereby acknowledged.

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