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LINCOLN, NEB. - Nov. 24, 2003: MindVision Software announces the arrival of VISE X, a new installer product designed exclusively for creating full-featured, visually stunning Mac OS X installers for any install situation.

Building on the success of MindVision's Installer VISE -- the industry standard installer for the Macintosh -- VISE X brings a new feature set and a dedicated focus on Mac OS X.

Features of the new VISE X include:

  • VISE X installers display a standard Mac OS X user interface, including Aqua fonts and controls, Mac OS X property sheets and Installer background images with transparency
  • Installer now builds as an application bundle
  • Support for Mac OS X text and graphic file formats
  • Ability to set a background graphic for the installer
  • Display QuickTime movies in splash screens and billboards
  • XML translator option for localization
  • Destination and install locations optimized for Mac OS X
  • Custom form editor optimized for Mac OS X
  • Mac OS X disk image build target
  • Zip post processing
  • Improved support for Mac OS X localization
  • Improved support for long filenames
  • Increased filename limit from 63 to 255 characters
  • Increased length of variables values to 255
  • New Mac OS X Gestalts
  • New search filters in the Bring Up To Date window
  • Support for Mac OS X Panther v10.3 and G5 processors

Fully-functional evaluation copies of VISE X version 1.0.1 are available for downloading at

Licensing information is available through the MindVision web site at, or by contacting us at (402) 323-6600 or

Please note the following information regarding VISE X support:

  • Technical support is factored into the pricing structure of VISE X.
  • Users whose licenses do not include technical support may purchase support for an additional fee. For details, see the information listed for VISE X at
  • When requesting technical support, eligible users will need to provide their current VISE X serial numbers.

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, VISE X 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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