Lincoln, Neb.-based developer
announced on Tuesday that version 1.2 of
VISE X, their application for creating installers for any Mac OS X program, is now available. The new edition allows you to use PDF files for the Read Me and License Agreement aspects of an installation, define non-standard filename extensions for bundles, display an acceptance dialog box in the language of the installer rather than the language of the operating system, and more.
VISE X features a separate code base from Installer VISE 8.3, which allows MindVision to include new features specific to Mac OS X and drop code written to support Mac OS 9 and earlier. The tool allows you to build an installer for your application that uses a standard Mac OS X interface, as well as destination and install locations optimized for the operating system. It offers support for long filenames, an XML translator option for localization, the ability to display QuickTime movies in splash screens and billboards, and more.
The upgrade is free for customers with current annual licenses. Licensing for VISE X starts at US$650 per year for up to 20,000 copies of a product; a
complete pricing chart
can be found at the MindVision Web site. You can also
download a fully functional demo
there, but the installers it creates have a limited shelf life.