It has been formally announced that CodeGear will start using InstallAware in its future products, or to use the words of the press release " the upcoming new versions of CodeGear's legendary developer tools, including Delphi and C++ Builder". As I wrote in the past in this blog, I really like the technology behind this installation tool (and also met its key author, Sinan Karaca). It is also remarkable that it is written with Delphi.

The press release continues:

  • Saying that a "special developer edition of InstallAware Express will also be bundled with select CodeGear products"
  • Quoting Allen Bauer: "Instead of building, maintaining, and shipping separate installers for all the languages, IDEs, and product editions that we offer, we are now able to build and deliver a single install image" which I guess will mean having a DVD-based installation
  • Quoting Michael Swindell: "Electronic software delivery (ESD) will be playing a larger role in the way we deliver our products going forward." Downloading only the features you want to install sounds like very good news!

Kudos to Sinan Karaca for writing such a nice program... with Delphi!