Software Developers use enhanced offering to ease installation complexities and give users a better 'first impression' of newly installed software
Santa Clara, CA - Oct 23, 2007 - Macrovision® Corporation (NASDAQ: MVSN) today announced the availability of the newest version of its multiplatform installation solution, InstallAnywhere® 2008. With new features and usability enhancements, InstallAnywhere 2008 provides software developers with increased support for the latest technology platforms, helping to simplify the process of creating installations for their software products.
For software makers today, working in a multiplatform environment is the norm. InstallAnywhere 2008 provides increased flexibility and functionality to best accommodate different versions of operating systems, such as Unix®, Linux®, Mac OS® and Windows®. With this enhanced solution, software developers can create installations that provide end users with the best "first impression" possible. InstallAnywhere allows software developers to use one installation solution to create multiple installations of their products for different operating systems, reducing overall costs by decreasing development time and improving product time-to-market.
"We've been using the previous version of InstallAnywhere to create professional and user-friendly installations for our products. With this release the product just keeps on getting better," said Ken McKnight, Sr. Staff Release Engineer at Vitria Technology. "For companies with sophisticated build environments, the enhanced Apache Ant integration makes the process of creating installations even easier."
In addition to being able to create installations for multiple operating systems from a single project file, InstallAnywhere 2008 users can now use the same project file to create installations for different processor versions of those operating systems, for example Windows XP x86 and Itanium® 2. It also includes increased support for software as a service (SaaS) and web applications as well as for building installations in Windows Vista®. Additional capabilities are increased flexibility around installation component location and installation security enhancements.
"For software producers who need to deliver consistent, customized installation experiences for all their supported platforms, InstallAnywhere makes it easier to deliver a smooth installation experience," said Mark Bishof, executive vice president and general manager of Macrovision's Software Business Unit. "We've created a highly successful installation tool for Windows with our InstallShield product and have now extended that capability for other operating systems through our InstallAnywhere product."
InstallAnywhere 2008 is currently available in Standard and Enterprise editions. It supports Windows Vista, JavaTM 1.6, and Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard), SolarisTM and others. A trial download is available at http://www.macrovision.com/.
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