Package'IT/400 : InstallShield for AS/400
El Ayachi MELLOUK
ayache at easii-production.com
Mon Dec 1 11:08:19 GMT 2003
Package'It/400 is the EASII PRODUCTIONs last-born product. It has been designed to
create easier and quicker than ever professional AS/400 installations while providing the
functions you most need.
You will be able to create AS/400 setup directly accessible from the internet. Needless to
manipulate tapes or cartridges.
Designed for the windows 9x/NT/2000 platform , It allows you to store AS/400 objects
(libraries, programs, files etc) into a PC-files.
This files can be made available to your customers or prospects by downloading them from a
AS/400 software vendors can quickly provide their customers and prospects without any
cost of AS/400-demos, patches and release;
Organizations with multiple AS/400 which are geografically parted can easily distribute
software and data.
Package'it400 1.2 is now available.
The new release includes zip commands on as400.
It allows you to compress directly your savf or other objects on your as400 , before
downloading them to PC.
The steps to create a project with PACKAGE'IT400 are the following :
Start PAcKAGE'IT400 program , You will have a Setup Checklist screen with the following
I- Initilization parameters :
Required commands definition : displays all the initialization orders shared
by all setup you will build. These are obligatory orders to allow your setup taking place
II- Work with Save File :
Download a SAVF from AS/400 : to create and download a SAVE File
from the AS/400 to the PC , With or without zip command options.
Update a PC Save Files : to update a SAVF already downloaded with
III- Work with AS400 Commands:
Restore Commands : to define all the restore commands to include in
Other commands : to execute any AS/400 commands.
IV- Groups an Components :
Define links between components : to define how the different
components will be installed on the target AS/400.
exemple: if you have sevral AS/400 with different os versions you can
define a setup with a group for each version.
V- Visual Design
Dialog boxes : to define your precise look program.
VI- Execute Setup Generator :
Disk builder : When you are satisfied with your installation, you can
generate your setup program.
Test installation : to test the setup you have created with Disk Builder.
When the build is finished 2 files are generated :
The setup is now ready to be distributed.
Exemple using a 600 Mo library:
- The original library size 600 000 Kb
- The savf file size 122 178 Kb
- The compressed savf size 14 309 Kb
After executing Disk builder you obtain :
- Launcher.exe 345 Kb
- Setuplib.zlb 14 965 Kb
The Zip command time takes about 15 Mn.
The Unzip command time takes less then 4 Mn.
You can now download a time-limited fully functional version of the
product from our web site at http://www.easii-production.com.
Easii-Production is looking for resellers.
Tel: (33) 476.288108
Fax: (33) 476.503420
mailto:ayache at easii-Production.com
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