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LINCOLN, NEB. - June 5, 2003: MindVision Software announces the immediate availability of Installer VISE(tm) 8.2.1.

Version 8.2.1 is a maintenance release that all current users are encouraged to install. The installer is available for downloading at

The changes in Installer VISE 8.2.1 include:

  • An Installer VISE 8.2 feature that required users to scroll to the bottom of end user license agreements is now optional. A new checkbox in the Text Files tab of Installer Settings determines this behavior.
  • For installs on Mac OS X, Copy and Move action items now support long file/folder names.
  • To allow line breaks between titles in forms, the Static Text editor now accepts returns.
  • A bug fix allows entering the letter "v" into edit text fields of forms.
  • A bug fix allows current shareware license holders to build installers that do not expire.
  • Installers no longer report a -43 error (file/folder not found) when attempting to replace a package or bundle.
  • To enhance application bundle searching, the following changes were made in regard to bundle version:
    • When checking for bundle version, installers make an Apple API call to CFBundleGetVersionNumber. That API call returns the value of the CFBundleVersion string from the Info.plist file inside the bundle. If CFBundleGetVersionNumber returns a zero, the installer will try calling CFBundleGetValueForInfoDictionaryKey, passing CFBundleShortVersionString to obtain the bundle's version. We have noticed CFBundleGetVersionNumber returns a zero when the CFBundleVersion field is three or more digits (as is the case with and
    • Dragging a bundle from the Finder onto the Search Criteria area of an action item window will automatically set the bundle's version according to the rules listed above. That drag and drop action will also set the Return Parent of Found Item option, which is now necessary for proper replacement of existing bundles.
    • The Item Detail (top) portion and the List Columns (bottom) portion of an archive window now correctly display bundle version when the Version field is included on the layout.

NOTE: The changes that enable proper replacement of existing bundles apply to archives created with Installer VISE 8.2.1 only. Archives created with earlier Installer VISE versions will need updating before the changes will be available. For this, open the older archive with Installer VISE 8.2.1 and select Bring Up To Date from the Archive menu. Check the Update option for all bundles listed, even if the status is "<same>." Then click Update.


Fully-functional evaluation copies of Installer VISE 8.2 are available for downloading here.

Customers with current annual licenses are eligible to receive this upgrade for free. Others can find licensing information through the MindVision web site here, 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 the past three 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
  • Create Mac OS X application bundles
  • 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.

Patrick Lambrecht
MindVision Software

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