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BitRock InstallBuilder 9 Faster, Smaller, Wider


BitRock's InstallBuilder 9 arrives this week as the most current version of the firm's packaging and deployment platform for building cross-platform installers. The software is a development tool for creating cross-platform installers, native packages, DVDs, and CD-ROMs.

InstallBuilder works via a graphical development environment and an XML-based project format for collaborative development, version control, and integration with automated build and test environments.

The big technology proposition here is that, from "one single" project file and build environment, developers can build installers for Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, Solaris, FreeBSD, HP-UX, AIX, IRIX, IBM iSeries and pSeries, and other platforms.

InstallBuilder 9 has new features including reduced memory consumption and size. A new compression algorithm allows for higher compression rates and decompression speed at runtime.

All of this means that users will experience 25% faster installation times and 20% reduction in installer size on average.

The company also reminds us that retina display support is now available for InstallBuilder Qt users to help improve the OS X experience. Also… HTML license support (a feature previously only available for Qt developers) is now available for all InstallBuilder users. InstallBuilder 9 provides licenses in both plain text and HTML format on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux (32 and 64-bit).

"For 10 years now, InstallBuilder has been at the forefront of providing excellent tooling for developers building cross-platform applications," said Erica Brescia, cofounder at BitRock. "InstallBuilder 9 is no exception. A lot of effort has gone into making this the most easy-to-use and powerful platform for creating robust installers for any environment."


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