To coincide with this week’s Apple Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Jose,
MindVision Software is shipping Installer VISE, an update to the Mac OS X installer
The update expands support for installs on Mac OS X. Installers launched on the next generation operating system can install files to any domain, or to the Classic environment. This enables the installer to install Classic and Carbon versions of software at the same time.
There’s also enhanced user authentication. When an install requires special access privileges, Installer VISE can do one of the following: Prompt the user for user name and password, and authenticate that information before proceeding; Allow the install without prompts for name/password if the user is already logged in as an administrator; Display a message and cancel the install if the user isn’t logged in as an administrator.
What’s more, you can now check a system for Mac OS X and/or detect the user’s access privileges before you install software. Installer VISE lets you assign these and other gestalt checks to any install item in your archive, according to MindVision CEO Steve Kiene.
Fully-functional evaluation copies of MindVision products can be obtained directly from the
MindVision Web site.