BitRock Supports IBM i with InstallBuilder
December 6, 2011 Alex Woodie
BitRock now supports IBM i with InstallBuilder, a software installation utility that’s used by software developers and vendors to create native install packages that work across all major platforms, as well as creating DVDs and CD-ROMs. The company also released InstallBuilder version 8.
InstallBuilder is a time-saving utility that allows developers to create cross-platform installers, native packages, and DVDs and CD-ROMs. The software creates native binaries for all supported platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, Solaris, FreeBSD, HP-UX, AIX, IRIX, and now IBM i. It uses an XML-based project format that allows for collaborative development, version control, and integration with automated build and test environments, the vendor says.
InstallBuilder actually gained support for the IBM i OS back in May 2009, with version 6.1. The company doesn’t support IBM i natively, but supports the OS through PASE, the AIX runtime built into IBM i.
Recently, the vendor unveiled version 8, which adds several other handy new features, including an integrated debugger that helps to track down problems with installations; the capability to separate downloadable components from the initial program load; a new subcomponents system that allows developers to organize individual components more efficiently; and enhanced parameter support, which allows developers to create a more customized and streamlined installation experience by automatically reconfiguring pages based on user input.
For more information, see www.bitrock.com.