BitRock Announces Slew of New Features with Release of InstallBuilder 9 for Packaging and Deploying Software

Latest version enables companies to build cross-platform installers up to 25% faster and 20% smaller than previous versions.

SAN FRANCISCO, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/- BitRock has announced the availability of InstallBuilder 9, the most current version of its packaging and deployment platform for companies building cross-platform installers. InstallBuilder is used in more than 30 countries by hundreds of companies ranging from Fortune 100 businesses to startups.

InstallBuilder is a development tool for creating cross-platform installers, native packages, DVDs and CD-ROMs. It provides an intuitive graphical development environment, making it easy to learn and use, and an XML-based project format that allows for collaborative development, version control and integration with automated build and test environments. From one 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 many new features including:

  • Improved performance and reduced memory consumption and size. A new compression algorithm allows for even higher compression rates and decompression speed at runtime. Customers will experience 25% faster installation times and 20% reduction in installer size on average.
  • Retina display support is now available for InstallBuilder Qt users to help improve the OS X experience.
  • 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).

"InstallBuilder's comprehensive cross-platform support has proven invaluable to us, giving our customers a consistent installation experience no matter what operating system they run on as well as reducing our development costs by avoiding the need to support multiple technologies. BitRock's excellent technical support team are the icing on the cake, helping us out quickly and efficiently whenever we need a hand," said Dave Page, Senior Software Architect, Enterprise DB.

"For ten years now, InstallBuilder has been at the forefront of providing excellent tooling for developers building cross-platform applications," said Erica Brescia, co-founder 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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About BitRock

BitRock is changing the way people install and manage software across multiple platforms. BitRock is one of the top software providers in the Amazon cloud, thanks to its popular Bitnami Amazon Machine Images and Bitnami cloud hosting service. The Bitnami software stacks have been deployed millions of times both natively and in virtual and cloud environments. BitRock customers span 30 countries and range from Fortune 100 companies to cutting edge startups, video game developers, universities and the military.