InstallAnywhere

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InstallAnywhere
Developer(s) Flexera Software LLC
Initial release 2000
Stable release InstallAnywhere 2014 (v 16.0) / 19 August 2014
Development status Active
Written in Java,C++,XCode,Shell Scripts
Operating system Windows, Mac OS, Linux, and various UNIXes
Platform Cross-platform
Available in English
Type Installer creation, Virtual Appliances creation
License proprietary
Website InstallAnywhere page on the Flexera Software site

InstallAnywhere is a Java-based software tool for creating installers or software packages, for multiple platforms. It can also be used to create Virtual Appliances for Linux platforms using an existing installers or software packages. InstallAnywhere was originally made by Zero G Software until it was acquired by Macrovision in mid-June 2005.[1] With Macrovision's sale of their software group InstallAnywhere is now owned and supported by Acresso Software. There are two editions of the software, Premier and Professional.[2] With InstallAnywhere 2012 release onward, there is an additional Cloud Pack available for creating Virtual Appliances.

In October 2009 Acresso Software announced its name change to Flexera Software.[3]

History[edit]

InstallAnywhere's main competitor was InstallShield MP (MultiPlatform). However, as Macrovision acquired both InstallShield and InstallAnywhere, it stopped the development of InstallShield MP and encouraged its users to migrate to InstallAnywhere 8. Similarly, there was an InstallAnywhere version that concurrenced InstallShield, called InstallAnywhere.NET (Windows only) based on a product acquisition from ActiveInstall. Again, Macrovision announced its EOL right after the Zero G acquisition, and encouraged InstallAnywhere.NET users to migrate to InstallShield.

Release history[edit]

  • Version 3.0.2 released beginning of 2000
  • Version 3.5 released in September 2000
  • Version 3.5.2 released between October 2000 and January 2001
  • Version 3.5.3 released on 14 February 2001
  • Version 4.0.1 released on 30 April 2001
  • Version 4.5.3 released on 7 March 2002
  • Version 5.0.7 released on 22 January 2003
  • Version 5.5.3 released on 15 July 2003
  • Version 6.0.0 released on 1 December 2003
  • Version 6.1.0 released on 29 March 2004
  • Version 7.0.0 released on 16 May 2005
  • Version 7.1.0 released on 6 September 2005
  • Version 7.1.3 released on 31 March 2006
  • Version 8.0.0 released on 29 August 2006
  • Version 8.0.1 released on 17 April 2007
  • Version 2008 released on 18 October 2007
  • Version 2008 Value Pack 1 released on 13 March 2008
  • Version 2009 released on 3 November 2008
  • Version 2009 Service Pack 1 released on 12 June 2009
  • Version 2009 Service Pack 2 released on 10 November 2009
  • Version 2010 released on 17 February 2010
  • Version 2010 Hotfix released on 17 May 2010
  • Version 2010 Service Pack 1 released on 13 August 2010
  • Version 2010 Service Pack 1 Hotfix A released on 4 November 2010
  • Version 2011 released on 17 May 2011
  • Version 2011 SP1 released on 6 July 2011
  • Version 2011 SP2 released on 23 September 2011
  • Version 2011 SP3 released on 26 January 2011
  • Version 2012 released on 10 October 2012
  • Version 2012 SP1 released on 1 February 2013
  • Version 2013 released on 17 October 2013
  • Version 2014 released on 19 August 2014

Note: All versions up to version 2010 (including Service Packs) have completed their Standard Lifecycle.[4]

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