Installer VISE

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Installer VISE
Developer(s)MindVision Software
Stable release
3.7 (Win), 5.1 (Mac OS X), 8.5 (Mac OS 9)
Operating systemMac OS X, Mac OS 9, Microsoft Windows
TypeInstallation maker

Installer VISE is an installer maker that supports Mac OS 9, Mac OS X, and Windows by MindVision Software.[1]

Steve Kiene, the founder of MindVision, had done software work in the area of data compression, producing the Application VISE executable compressor for the Mac platform and a disk compression software implementation; the latter was released as Stacker after having been acquired by Stac Electronics.[2] Installer VISE (which was first called Developer VISE) initially arose from some add-on software extensions that Kiene had developed for use with the Installer software from Apple.[2]

Originally created Mac-only, Installer VISE was one of the most popular installer makers for the platform around 2006 given its visual interface that made the software easy to use by nontechnical persons in addition to its extensive features.[1] However, its popularity has waned on Mac OS X. VISE X, an installer maker designed to produce installers specifically for installing Mac OS X software, was released by MindVision Software in 2003.[3]

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  1. ^ a b Cayton, Rodd (May 10, 2006). "Open for Business: It's all in the MindVision". Lincoln Journal Star. Lincoln, Nebraska.
  2. ^ a b Kiene, Steve; Mark, Dave (1999). "A Chat With Steve Kiene". MacTech. Vol. 15 no. 4. Retrieved December 10, 2017.
  3. ^ "Installer VISE For OS X Released". The Mac Observer. November 24, 2003. Retrieved December 10, 2017.

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