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06-14-2006, 09:11 AM
Does anyone know if there is a kind of walkthrough for this? I find the documentation a bit overwhelming and I'm looking for a no-brainer description of it to see if it has value to our company. I appreciate it is a solution but I'm having a hard time trying to see what the problem is that it solves. :o

06-14-2006, 09:57 AM
Are you asking about Developer Installation Manifests as created with InstallShield Collaboration? The 1000 foot view is they're a cross-technology merge module which can be created by developers within tools they're used to, tested, then handed off to setup engineers to be integrated into a real setup. It's a way of making a computer-parseable specification for what needs to be deployed for a given "unit of installation," which allows for direct transfer of this knowledge.

Does this get at the answer you're looking for? There's a lot more information and better marketing speak at http://www.macrovision.com/products/flexnet_installshield/collaboration/index.shtml.