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  • Create Install Package Fails

    Has anyone else had problems with A5V11 trying to create a runtime install package ? My A5V11, whether I'm doing app files only or all files, "Alpha 5 has stopped working."

    Any clues or insight would be helpful.


  • #2
    Re: Create Install Package Fails

    Hi Larry, I have this same problem.

    Can someone please help here.
    Thank you.


    • #3
      Re: Create Install Package Fails

      I have had one issue, the launch icon didn't locate to the desktop.
      Have you got the same versions of Runtime and development? That is important.
      The latest version is supposed to be solid, so suggest downloading and installing.
      When Alpha is creating the new Rt environment, you will get a blank screen. Takes about 30 seconds using an 8gig Ssd I5 processor. Quick it ain't. Give it more time.
      See our Hybrid Option here;

      There are 3 things you can do in any situation;
      Live with it, Change it or Walk away from it.


      • #4
        Re: Create Install Package Fails

        Hi Ted, yes I have same versions of Developer and Runtime (both v11) installed. Strange thing is that it works perfectly ok sometimes, but cannot explain why on other times it repeatidly decides to bring up the "Alpha 5 is now closing" message before throwing me out of the system.
        It always seems to happen after I modify things in the application.


        • #5
          Re: Create Install Package Fails

          Larry/Fred, just tried creating an install following download and install of the latest V11 patches to RT and Dev.
          The Icon goes onto the Desktop, and the application runs OK.

          You might want to save the install profile/project options so that they are the same next time you run it.

          The app I tried it on is really tiny - just one form and one table with 2 fields. It took about 1 minute, so you may experience a timeout.
          What version of Windows are you both on?
          See our Hybrid Option here;

          There are 3 things you can do in any situation;
          Live with it, Change it or Walk away from it.


          • #6
            Re: Create Install Package Fails

            Ah Ha!
            Think I have the answer.
            It is advisable to Refresh the Run Time Zip File.
            This is necessary if you have run a Registry Cleaner and NOT run the Runtime version since then.
            I tend to open the RT first as this is stored in the recent access area.

            Having said that, I now have additional errors, so I'll do more sleuthing.
            Nope. My sausage fingers. Install builds and deploys as expected.
            See our Hybrid Option here;

            There are 3 things you can do in any situation;
            Live with it, Change it or Walk away from it.


            • #7
              Re: Create Install Package Fails

              Hi Ted, thanks for your efforts mate.

              Are you getting the "Alpha 5 is now closing" message before throwing you out of the system. ?



              • #8
                Re: Create Install Package Fails

                Nope, it all goes to completion Fred. No failure anywhere along the line.

                Suggest you try the Install maker on a very simple one table application with one form and a custom menu.
                I presume after "changing things", you test the changes to make sure that the app still works OK and run a Workspace Compact before trying to create an Install?

                Is the app something you can share?

                If a simple one works, a more complex one should.
                See our Hybrid Option here;

                There are 3 things you can do in any situation;
                Live with it, Change it or Walk away from it.


                • #9
                  Re: Create Install Package Fails

                  Hi Ted, the same problem occurs in my other applications also.
                  I will try out on a new simple one later tonight.

                  Never had a problem until installing v11. All the latest patches have been installed.
                  v10 worked great and I never once had a problem.
                  What Operating system are you using Ted ?. I am Win 7 (32 bit) on this one.


                  • #10
                    Re: Create Install Package Fails

                    I'm on Win7 64 bit.
                    The problem might well be where you have put V10 and V11 when you loaded them.
                    I had issues with both when I let Alpha decide where to put the applications. The default is C and Program Files (X86).
                    This is not the best place as Win7 doesn't like programmes changing data in the official Program Files and (X86) files.

                    Suggestion. This applies to both V11 and V10.5.

                    Put the Dev version into its own folder on the C drive root.
                    Do the same with the Runtime.

                    Run Runtime in compatibility mode to check it out. The response will probably be XP SP3.
                    Open Dev in compatibility mode to check it out. The response will probably be XP SP3 as well.

                    Run both as Administrator and close them.
                    Try the install maker again.

                    I had no end of trouble when Alpha was on the C drive, although it's very fast being an SSD for other stuff.
                    See our Hybrid Option here;

                    There are 3 things you can do in any situation;
                    Live with it, Change it or Walk away from it.