Today a negative post from my side, VMware what are you doing, is everyone of the Thinapp team on a permanent vacation ? Why is there still no Windows 7 Support ? And even more important: Where is the official statement telling us when it will be available.
What is the alternative: XenoCode perhaps!
When comparing features XenoCode is very alike with Thinapp (Only they have win7 support ). When it comes to being userfriendly during the capture off applications XenoCode is far ahead, they have include a standard set of templates for common applications.
A smart thing to create from the XenoCode team is the converter this is the Ability to import external application configurations, including VMware ThinApp configurations: Customers who have already packaged applications using other technologies, including VMware ThinApp/Thinstall, can now import these configurations into Studio with a single click, without the need for any recapture.
Want to try XenoCode quick and simple just try some applications online! you can just run them like a youtube video after installing a little plugin: click here to test.
While i was writing this post Henk got all exited about XenoCode and wanted to give it a try so he’s gonna write the follow up
Its, Monday morning so time for some fun!
A customer asked me if it was possible to install Internet explorer 8 beta, and still be able to use Internet explorer 7 for old applications (in their test environment). Of course I answered and immediately started testing. As you all know Microsoft app-v does not support sequencing internet explorer so the best thing to do was use VMware’s Thinapp. My base image is an Windows XP SP3 machine, SP3 does not install IE7 or IE7 updates unless you already installed IE7 before upgrading to SP3 (see Microsoft KB) To successfully sequence IE7 to work together with IE8 download the following files:
• Nlsdl.exe (microsoft)
• idndl.exe (microsoft)
These downloads will definitely save you some time finding out exactly witch updates you need, after this the Thinapp part is pretty straight forward.
• Install updates
• Start capture
• Install IE7
• Stop capture
• Revert machine
• Install IE8
• Start the tests
Because this is a fast proof of concept test, I challenge you to drop some improvements in the comments to make it even better.