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Tarma QuickInstall release history

Tarma QuickInstall

Current version: 2.99.3540 | 9 September 2009 | Download

Below is an overview of the Tarma QuickInstall releases.

Note: Tarma QuickInstall was formerly called Tarma Installer 2.

2.99 - 9 July 2005 - 9 September 2009

  • Made Setup.exe Terminal Services-aware
  • Added Romanian language DLL
  • Added embedded arguments for custom installers
  • Increased max MRU count from 16 to 32
  • Addressed timing issue during build
  • Added InstallDate and InstallTime variables
  • Changed .$$$ temporary extension to .tmp during file extraction
  • Fixed a problem with the installation of REG_MULTI_SZ separators
  • Fixed registry error detection
  • Fixed loading of duplicate registry values
  • Fixed logic of running process check in quiet mode
  • Improved file removal handling
  • Uninstaller now warns about in-use files at the end of the removal
  • Added iTixRuntime::FailInstallEx()
  • Installation-time language selection now only shows languages for current ACP
  • Added /l Setup command line option
  • Fixed a problem with REGEDIT4 syntax
  • Added some performance improvements
  • Omitted web site URL from digital signature if not selected
  • Improved TIZ package handling during project builds and extraction (fewer errors #32)
  • Added extra checks during DLL registration
  • <@regpath> expressions can now retrieve REG_DWORD and REG_BINARY values as well.
  • Added new functions to iTixRuntime interface
  • Trial mode now expires after 8 hours on any machine
  • Fixed problem with Setup.exe sanitizing URLs too much
  • Setup.exe now allows installation on removable media such as flash drives
  • <symbols> in the product web site URL, email address, and telephone number are now expanded
  • Added more custom action error checks
  • Minor improvements for Vista compatibility
  • Made PE format checks more robust
  • Minor improvements for Server [Core] 2008 compatibility
  • Fixed conversion of <ExtraSize> to 64-bit value
  • Changed help file to HTML help for Vista compatibility
  • Added session identifier to avoid mixup of multiple running instances of the same installer
  • Added low-level process detection for NT4
  • Replaced "Tarma Installer" by "Tarma QuickInstall" in installer dialogs to reduce ambiguity across translations

2.98 - 5 June 2005

  • Made Internet Explorer version checks more fine-grained
  • Added memory size target requirements check
  • Fixed a problem with cleanup of folders with 8-bit characters in their name

2.97 - 22 May 2005

  • Final cleanup process now runs at higher priority to reduce cleanup latency
  • Removed Run Test As Other User option
  • Added Setup.exe stub selection

2.96 - 15 May 2005

  • Added piggy-backed command line feature
  • Added \n to insert line breaks in custom action prompts

2.95 - 13 April 2005

  • Enhanced running process check with additional options
  • Added Turkish language DLL

2.94 - 3 March 2005

  • Made REGEDIT4 processing more forgiving of problems

2.93 - 21 February 2005

  • Corrected problem with RTL order of wizard buttons
  • Added Hebrew language DLL
  • Added Arabic language DLL
  • Changed REGEDIT4 parsing for external files
  • .pif shortcuts files are now removed properly

2.92 - 20 December 2004

  • Cleaned up extension DLL sample code & added TixUtils
  • TIN Builder now also sets binary version info in Setup stubs
  • Made Setup database parsing more forgiving of errors
  • Shortcuts can now be installed per-language
  • Previous version uninstaller is now hidden if installer uses /q2
  • Improved pre-install files cleanup

2.91 - 6 December 2004

  • Added Visual Basic Project import with dependencies scan
  • Thumbs.db files are now automatically deleted before a folder is removed
  • Installation files with empty source paths are no longer discarded
  • Made parsing more robust if .tin version number is incorrect
  • Fixed a problem with / characters in registry paths

2.90 - 18 November 2004

  • Added iTixRuntime::CheckFileDelete() to the Setup runtime engine interface
  • Added iTixRuntime::GetFileInstallStatus() to the Setup runtime engine interface

2.89 - 27 October 2004

  • Added runtime conditions to INI values and environment variables
  • Reduced more preflight checks from Error to Warning

2.88 - 18 October 2004

  • Fixed problem with disk space indication in Setup.exe
  • Made build logs optional on Build page
  • Added Serbian (Latin) language DLL

2.87 - 3 October 2004

  • Added InstallID project variable
  • Small correction in French language DLL
  • Languages are no longer preselected in languages list

2.86 - 19 September 2004

  • Removed Standard version
  • Added separate message for incorrect Setup passwords
  • Corrected problem with font registration on some systems

2.85 - 29 August 2004

  • Added UserField1-3 variables to access customer registration information

2.84 - 1 August 2004

  • Added Append base name option to the Installation page
  • Fixed some issues with Pro preflight checks

2.83 - 18 July 2004

  • Popup help hints are now off by default
  • Added an Absolute option to store paths absolute rather than relative for source paths, custom graphics, and the extension DLL
  • Added Private option to symbolic variables
  • Reduced the severity of some diagnostics from error to warning
  • TIN Builder now updates read-only status of project files before saving and when switching between applications

2.82 - 10 July 2004

  • Added Start in option to Finish page application parameters
  • Improved handling of very large setup packages

2.81 - 4 July 2004

  • Customized Welcome bitmap is no longer installed (it isn't used by the uninstaller)
  • Page titles can now be suppressed in combination with custom bitmaps
  • Added Convert to SFN (8.3) option to registry values, environment variables, and INI values
  • Removed R/O attribute from shortcuts

2.80 - 27 June 2004

  • Added Uncompressed stub option to Build page
  • Added Install file if: Already present option to Installation File Settings
  • Added ! (NOT) operator to conditions in custom actions, installation files, and registry values
  • Added ExtraSize symbolic variable to specify additional installation overhead
  • Custom actions with failed Exit code check now abort the installation regardless of the installer error handling settings

2.79 - 29 May 2004

  • Added /dvar=value command line option to allow batch mode builds to override symbolic variables
  • Added conditional installation to the Registry value settings
  • Added conditional execution to the custom action settings
  • Added out-of-process DLL/typelib registration; contact support@tarma.com for information

2.78 - 23 May 2004

  • Added conditional file installation to the Installation file settings

2.77 - 8 May 2004

  • Added Suppress in-use warnings option to Installation page

2.76 - 2 May 2004

  • Added Exit code check option to custom actions and Custom action error handling option to the Installer Error Handling options
  • Added TIXMSG_CHECK_UNINSTALL message to allow extension DLLs to prevent uninstallation
  • Updated the Chinese language DLL

2.75 - 23 April 2004

  • Added var=value syntax to Setup command line options, to set project variables from the command line

2.74 - 20 March 2004

  • Added secondary running process check to custom actions, both for 16-bit and 32-bit processes
  • Process checks now allow wildcard specification

2.73 - 14 March 2004

  • Setup.exe can now be renamed to allow multiple installations to the same <AppFolder>
  • Setup.exe no longer hides itself during external actions
  • Run App and Readme actions on Finish page are now started in their own folders
  • Corrected a problem with hiding install folder browsing on Windows 9x
  • The Tarma Installer distribution now includes both compressed and uncompressed Setup.exe stubs

2.72 - 29 February 2004

  • Added Croatian language DLL
  • Corrected a problem with identically named install files for different languages
  • Removed an overzealous check on registry value names
  • Corrected various MS Office paths
  • Custom actions now preserve non-empty Start-in folder settings

2.71 - 26 January 2004

  • Uninstall previous now allows multiple previous version uninstaller keys

2.70 - 20 December 2003

  • Setup.exe, Setup.ini, and any supporting files (bitmaps, extension DLL) are no longer installed if you prevent uninstallation by clearing the Uninstaller key box on the Installation page.

2.68 - 21 November 2003

  • Installation folder path is now hidden if browsing is not allowed
  • Enlarged the Setup password dialog

2.67 - 31 October 2003

  • Corrected problem with UNC paths
  • Made 48x48x256 icon detection more robust
  • Added extra VERSIONINFO checks

2.66 - 21 October 2003

  • Added Icelandic language DLL
  • Installer no longer hides itself during previous version uninstall
  • Corrections to the Polish translation
  • Corrected description of <DevicePath> and added <InfDir>
  • Corrected problem with root dir installs on Windows 9x

2.65 - 25 September 2003

  • Added Clean up log option to Installation page

2.64 - 18 September 2003

  • Added Do not expand <variables> option to registry, environment, and INI file values
  • Fixed problem with Modified date/time of output file on Win9x
  • Add Files command no longer dereferences shortcut files (.lnk and .pif)

2.63 - 29 August 2003

  • Added <LangID> symbolic variable for runtime access to the installation language
  • Previous version uninstall is now performed after the Prepare for installation actions

2.62 - 18 August 2003

  • Added Hungarian translation
  • Fixed problems with MSI advertising shortcuts

2.61 - 9 August 2003

  • Added Polish translation
  • Added Russian translation

2.60 - 4 August 2003

  • Corrected the Danish translation
  • Minor internal improvements

2.58 - 7 July 2003

  • Added File > Open Project As Copy
  • Added custom build actions
  • Added build-time project variables
  • Added extra archive integrity checks
  • Added the ability to run multiple instances of Tarma Installer at the same time

2.57 - 28 June 2003

  • Added VersionMajor and VersionMinor uninstaller items

2.56 - 12 June 2003

  • Made COMCTL32 checks more specific

2.55 - 9 June 2003

  • Added REGEDIT4 file importing
  • Setup passwords can now be hidden during password entry
  • Various minor improvements

2.54 - 18 May 2003

  • Added autoselect multilingual installer mode
  • Added more new functions to iTixRuntime
  • Added Keep/Replace/Append options for registry value installation
  • Changed reactivation method after synchronous custom actions

2.53 - 15 May 2003

  • Added Polish translation
  • Added new functions to iTixRuntime
  • FIXED: Custom bitmaps were not removed during uninstallation
  • FIXED: Root-level registry keys were not removed properly

2.52 - 10 May 2003

  • Added the ability to create shortcuts to folders as well as files

3 May 2003

[Web] Added Searching for Previous Application Version topic to Common Tasks section.

2.51 - 3 May 2003

  • Added previous version search methods
  • Made uninstall previous version query optional

2.50 - 30 April 2003

  • Added password protection for Setup packages

2.49 - 28 April 2003

  • Added support for 48x48, 256-color Setup icons

2.48 - 25 April 2003

  • Added Internet Explorer version checks
  • Added Help > Web Resources command
  • Shortcuts are now created R/O to prevent modification by MSI advertising shortcuts

15 April 2003

[Web] Added updated Common Tasks and Frequently Asked Questions pages.

2.47 - 12 April 2003

  • Added customization of leader & trailer text on Customer Registration page
  • Minor corrections and improvements

2.46 - 31 March 2003

  • Added file delete installation action
  • Improved Project > Refresh command

2.45 - 13 March 2003

  • Added web version checks
  • Minor corrections and improvements

2.44 - 8 March 2003

  • Added customized graphics
  • Added <SpecialBuild> project variable

2.43 - 1 March 2003

  • Added tech support telephone number option to projects
  • Improved the Finnish translation

2.42 - 21 February 2003

  • Added support for Right-To-Left message boxes (for bidirectional languages)

2.41 - 17 February 2003

  • Added Run Application and Show Readme options to Setup finish page
  • Added check to verify that the main executable is not active during the installation or removal process
  • Added the ability to uninstall previous application version prior to installation
  • Added /u Setup command line option
  • Improved preflight checking of project variables
  • Improved detection of NT4 Admin rights for program group and shortcuts
  • Added [Pro] designators to software and documentation to mark Professional features
  • Added various new FAQs
  • Shortcut installation now checks both target path and arguments before replacement
  • Resolved various localization-related issues
  • Added better German translation
  • Duplicate install file check now considers language as well
  • FIXED: Registry value strings that contained characters >= 0x80 were handled incorrectly
  • FIXED: Plain file installation from CD-ROM inherited R/O attribute
  • FIXED: Readme & License texts weren't saved until the project was saved

2.36 - 14 January 2003

  • Overhaul of project variables:
    • Runtime access to registry values
    • Runtime access to INI file values
    • Runtime access to environment variables
    • May be platform dependent
  • Added more than 30 new predefined variables
  • Added FAQ section
  • Added prompt option to custom actions.
  • Email and web site links are now optional.
  • Added "aggressive" cleanup option.
  • Added Setup error handling options.
  • Added WFP (Windows File Protection) checks.
  • Added new Setup command line options for greater flexibility during silent installs
  • Desktop, Start menu, and Programs menu shortcuts are now customer-selectable
  • Plus various other imprevements and corrections

2.30 - 12 December 2002

  • Added Multilingual support
    • Localized installers (11 languages)
    • Localizable Readme and License texts for any language
    • Language-dependent file installation
  • Added silent installs
  • Plus three dozen other improvements

2.25 - 7 November 2002

  • Added arbitrary installation folders for shortcuts
  • Added Windows XP Run As warning message
  • Various minor improvements

2.24 - 31 October 2002

  • Added user info / customer registration support to TIN Setup
  • Added Extension DLLs
  • Added uncompressed plain-file distribution type
  • Various minor improvements

2.21 - 15 October 2002

First public release.