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Alpha5 Install Maker - APPin v-2.0 - A Installation Maker Designed for Alpha5 v10, v11, & v12

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  • jhackney
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    Alpha5 Install Maker - APPin v-2.2 - A Installation Maker Designed for Alpha5 v10, v11, & v12

    Version 2.2 has been released. You can download the file from the same link as before:

    https://files.secureserver.net/0s4vshV1EJvr9c

    Bug Fixes

    • Corrected a bug were the .SEM and .SEX files where not properly included.

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  • jhackney
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    Re: Alpha5 Install Maker - APPin v-2.0 - A Installation Maker Designed for Alpha5 v10, v11, & v12

    Jon, I will correct and post an update by the end of the day.

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  • WokingJon
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    Re: Alpha5 Install Maker - APPin v-2.0 - A Installation Maker Designed for Alpha5 v10, v11, & v12

    Have just been testing the latest version and I can't get it to include SEM and SET files in the install. Everything else looks good!

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  • jhackney
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    Re: Alpha5 Install Maker - APPin v-2.0 - A Installation Maker Designed for Alpha5 v10, v11, & v12

    John,

    I ran a test download and install on a Windows 10 machine that does not have any Alpha 5 products on it. I was able to install without a problem except a warning was issued that the publisher was unknown. This is expected since I do not currently have a publishers signature and the application is not signed. Note that the Appin plugin allows you to attach a sign tool to your applications installation so that this is not an issue with Windows machines running UAC.

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  • jhackney
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    Re: Alpha5 Install Maker - APPin v-2.0 - A Installation Maker Designed for Alpha5 v10, v11, & v12

    John,

    The issue could also be with the user account permissions you were logged into when you launched the installation. Make sure you use a user account with Admin rights. Other than that, I am not up to speed with all of the Win 10 security nuances. Let me know what the outcome is or if you need any other assistance.

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  • jhackney
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    Re: Alpha5 Install Maker - APPin v-2.0 - A Installation Maker Designed for Alpha5 v10, v11, & v12

    John, I believe it is saying so because the plugin modifies the program directory (Alpha 5) of an existing application as it should. I do not know of a way around this unless Alpha 5 changes the procedure for installing addin's so that it does not trigger Win 10 security.

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  • johnkoh
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    Re: Alpha5 Install Maker - APPin v-2.0 - A Installation Maker Designed for Alpha5 v10, v11, & v12

    James,

    Windows10 is indicated that the program has the Harmful warning..

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  • jhackney
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    Alpha5 Install Maker - APPin v-2.1 - A Installation Maker Designed for Alpha5 v10, v11, & v12

    Version 2.1 has been released. You can download the file from the same link as before:

    https://files.secureserver.net/0s4vshV1EJvr9c

    Bug Fixes
    • Corrected a bug that reported "StartupFile.splashFile property could not be found" when compiling the setup file.
    • Corrected a bug that registered the wrong user document folder for certain resources included with this plugin.

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  • pboomwork
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    Re: Alpha5 Install Maker - APPin v-2.0 - A Installation Maker Designed for Alpha5 v10, v11, & v12

    Thanks for the very clear explanation it is much appreciated.

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  • jhackney
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    Re: Alpha5 Install Maker - APPin v-2.0 - A Installation Maker Designed for Alpha5 v10, v11, & v12

    Paul, the installer includes a copy of the Alpha5 Runtime setup files only if you choose to include them as part of your installation. On the first tab of the Appin plugin, you can choose the location were you saved the Alpha5 Runtime setup file. Doing so, will include the runtime setup as part of your installation and gives the user installing your application the option to install it our not. See the image link below. The setup file generated for your application would look similar to the image. Notice that if the user already has the runtime files installed, they can deselect the option to install. Additionally, you can distribute one of Alpha5's runtime patches instead of the full setup when you send out updates of your application. This will help ensure that your users install the most recent runtime when necessary. Under all circumstances, the Alpha5 runtime setup is bundled with your application into 1 setup file which your user executes.

    User Selecting Components to Install.PNG

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  • jhackney
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    Re: Alpha5 Install Maker - APPin v-2.0 - A Installation Maker Designed for Alpha5 v10, v11, & v12

    Robin, There are links to the 2 files that need to be downloaded on the 'Save & Compile' tab. Look to the bottom of that tab and you should see the 2 links. If that fails, I also included copies of the installation files required when you installed the Appin plugin. These files are located in your documents folder under the 'Appin Files' folder and the 'Inno Setup Files' folder within.

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  • pboomwork
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    Re: Alpha5 Install Maker - APPin v-2.0 - A Installation Maker Designed for Alpha5 v10, v11, & v12

    Just curious does your installer install the required Runtime files or does it just launch the Alpha5 provided run time installer?

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  • MoGrace
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    Re: Alpha5 Install Maker - APPin v-2.0 - A Installation Maker Designed for Alpha5 v10, v11, & v12

    I found the download for ISS here; where do I find the script compiler it needs?

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  • Alpha5 Install Maker - APPin v-2.0 - A Installation Maker Designed for Alpha5 v10, v11, & v12

    I re-coded my original plugin to make it more robust while adding a lot of features that save time when it comes to making installation executables for your application. The features of APPin v2 are listed below.

    Features
    • Includes support for windows 8 (all versions) & windows 10.
    • Includes a Standard display for quick & easy installations and an Advanced display for custom & detailed installations.
    • Handles both the initial installation of your application and subsequent updates with automatic generation of most installation settings to expedite the process.
    • Creates installations for standalone applications, multi-user network applications, and Alpha5 add-in applications. Includes the uninstall exe for easy removal.
    • Bundles multiple application packages, including the Alpha5 runtime, into a single executable file.
    • Option to display a separate readme, release notes, license, and information file during the installation.
    • Auto creation of bootstrap files when requested.
    • UI for auto creation of application icon startup parameters (icon, title, splash) and creation of control panel add-in menus for Alpha5 add-in applications.
    • Option to automatically create AEX file and remove scripts & functions from Alpha5 Code tab.
    • Customizable installer images and colors so user can create a unique installation experience. Includes over 250 installer skins to choose from.
    • File version/release tracking for application updates with report generation.
    • Automatic backup of distributed applications during application updates.


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