FinalBuilder 5, an Automated Build and Release Management tool for Windows software, Has Been Released

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FinalBuilder 5 has been released, the next major version of the award winning Automated Build and Release Management tool for Windows software developers and software release engineers. FinalBuilder 5 adds a huge range of new features: over 100 new actions, many build engine enhancements, IDE enhancements and extra features in ActionStudio (the IDE for developing FinalBuilder plugins).

VSoft Technologies Pty Ltd is pleased to announce the immediate availability of FinalBuilder 5, the award winning Automated Build and Release Management tool for Windows software developers and software release engineers. FinalBuilder 5 adds a huge range of new features: over 100 new actions, many build engine enhancements, IDE enhancements and extra features in ActionStudio (the IDE for developing FinalBuilder plugins).

"One of the most visible new FinalBuilder 5 features is the ability to graph the build statistics," says Vincent Parrett, director of VSoft Technologies. "This can be used to view your build history and the build success ratio as pie charts and histograms over the desired time period. The graphs can be exported as images or data, as well as printed out for inclusion in reports or as a permanent record of the build statistics at a point in time. Project managers and team leaders will greatly benefit by the extra reporting capabilities because it will give them an instant 'at-a-glance' view of their build history."

Integration with the AccuRev and MKS Source version control systems has been added, taking the total number of supported VCS's to fifteen. Also, Version Control support has been added to the FinalBuilder IDE via the Microsoft SCCAPI. This allows your project file, persistent variables file, and the project data file to be managed in your version control system by FinalBuilder. The available operations are: Add to Version Control System, Get Latest Version, Check Out Project, Check In Project, and Undo Checkout.

Some of the new actions added in FinalBuilder 5 include:

  • PsTools Actions
  • Serviced Components Registration Tool [REGSVCS]
  • WGET Action (HTTP Get)
  • String and Path Manipulation actions
  • Microsoft Deployment Project
  • Stack & Queue actions
  • Manifest Generation and Editing Tool [Mage]
  • ILMerge
  • Sandcastle actions
  • ADO Dataset Iterator
  • Image manipulation action
  • PDF Actions
  • Windows Installer (MSI) database manipulation
  • IIS FTP Administration actions

For the full list of what's new in FinalBuilder 5, see here:

http://www.finalbuilder.com/new-in-finalbuilder-5.aspx

All existing customers with current Software Assurance as of the release date of FinalBuilder 5 will be entitled to a free upgrade. Discounted upgrade pricing is available to customers who own any previous version of FinalBuilder.

Pricing will remain the same as FinalBuilder 4, which starts at $379 per developer for FinalBuilder 5 Standard Edition and $499 per developer for FinalBuilder 5 Professional Edition. The licensing model for FinalBuilder is very flexible and affordable, as it allows mixing Named User licenses, Concurrent User licensing, and also includes a fixed price Site License suitable for medium to large teams.

About VSoft Technologies and FinalBuilder

FinalBuilder is an end-to-end build and release management system; capable of automating the entire build process, everything from integration with version control systems, compilation of source code, deployment, and burning a CD or DVD. As well as increasing the speed and reliability of the build process, FinalBuilder increases staff productivity by relieving them of the repetitive and error prone tasks.

For more information, visit the FinalBuilder website at http://www.finalbuilder.com

VSoft Technologies is the leading provider of automated build software for Windows developers and configuration management engineers.

VSoft Technologies are based in Canberra, Australia and were founded in 1997.

FinalBuilder and Finalbuilder ActionStudio are trademarks or registered trademarks of VSoft Technologies Pty Ltd. All other trademarks mentioned in this release are the property of their respective owners.

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