By Tina de Benedictis, Senior Technical Marketing Manager, End-User Computing, VMware
VMware ThinApp 5.0.1 has just been released, and although this is a minor release number, some new features will make a difference in your application-packaging life.
Package.ini parameters now case-insensitive
Have you ever set a value for a Package.ini parameter, only to find out after much troubleshooting that it did not take effect because you did not copy the exact capitalization for the parameter? Well, no longer do you need to worry about capitalization for a Package.ini parameter! Package.ini parameters are now case-insensitive, so you can use all caps, all lowercase, or mixed case, and you will be correct no matter what you do. Thank you, ThinApp engineers!
For more information on setting Package.ini parameters, see the ThinApp Package.ini Parameters Reference Guide.
Enhanced tracking of ThinApp capture and deployment scenarios
When you opt in to sending your packaging information to VMware in the Quality Assurance Statistics window of ThinApp Setup Capture, what do you think is going on? You may in fact opt out because you think you want your packaging information private. But everyone gains if you opt in. And with ThinApp 5.0.1, VMware is collecting more information about your capture and deployment operating systems. This information helps VMware to know where to focus engineering efforts. By opting in, you are helping not only yourself, but also others like you. Opting in is essentially your vote for the most popular capture and deployment scenarios.