Indigo Rose Corporation announces the release of Visual Patch 1.0. Visual Patch provides software developers with a comprehensive solution for creating secure full-history software update patches. Designed for use on all 32-bit Windows platforms, these compact, self-installing patch files can be distributed on diskette or CD-ROM or sent via email, web or LAN.
Unlike setup programs, which contain all of the files needed to run an application, patches created with Visual Patch contain only the files that changed from the previous releases. Since users must have an eligible previous version of an application installed in order to make use of a patch, developers are free to make patches available to everyone on a public web page, for instance without permitting unauthorized use of their software.
Visual Patch’s point-and-click integrated development environment visually indicates the differences among product releases and automatically builds only those changes into the patch. Developers will spend less time preparing updates for distribution and more time working on their software product.
Features of Visual Patch include full-history patching to bring all in-field versions up to date using a single self-extracting executable, a familiar wizard style runtime interface, customizable dialogs, use of key files and CRC-32 checks to ensure accuracy, international language support, extensive system editors including registry and shortcut icons, conditions, variables and much more.
Visual Patch 1.0 is priced at US $295 for a single developer license. Site licenses are available. More information and a free demo version can be obtained from http://www.indigorose.com.
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