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The development environment has clearly subdivided project sections and pages, plus extensive help and toolbars.

The project pages use a step-by-step approach to define your installer (note the large white arrows at the top right of each page), but also allows you to access each page individually.

Fully editable installer dialogs and dialog sequences

Using the built-in dialog editor, you can completely redefine any and all dialogs in the installation wizard, add any dialogs that you need, or even remove all of them completely.

Dialog editor

While my install requirements are rather simple with a few files to install, I wanted visual customizations to the installer to give it a 2009 look & feel. Tarma delivered what I needed at a great price. The trial version let me confirm it would do what I wanted, and the tech support was first rate even on pre-purchase. I've also used the web updater component included with Tarma which was not available on the competitive products I looked at. It allows my customers to get updates from within my product. Very cool! -- Frank van Gilluwe, FAQware

Fully editable installer action sequences

You have complete control over the installer's actions, even to the point that it's not an installer at all, but, for example, a CD-ROM AutoRun menu application.

Action sequences

Easy to customize everything. User interface intuitive enough that I quickly guessed my way through most of what I needed, only had to dig into the help for a small part. I especially like the flexibility and simplicity of the UI customization. -- Pieter Branderhorst, Amthor Technologies Inc.

Comprehensive language and localization support

Virtually any piece of text that is visible to the user can be localized, including, but not limited to: dialogs, messages, file and folder names, shortcut titles, and registry data.

Localization editor

You can build a single installer that includes all languages, or separate installers for each language from a single project.

16 languages included: Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish.

You can add your own translations with the built-in localization editors.

Feature- and component-based installation

Following the MSI model, features are pieces of functionality that the user can select for installation in a tree-like structure, while components are groups of installation items defined by the developer that must be installed or removed together.

Features and components

As a developer myself, Tarma looks like it was written by someone who had the ability to polish the edges, so to speak. It looks like it was written by the same guy, or by a team that were very much on the same page of how things should flow. So many apps these days are clearly maintained by people that don't understand the overall architecture, so things don't 'look and feel' the same everywhere. I'm pretty picky and Tarma makes even me happy. -- Mike Welch, Sr. Systems Engineer, HP iPAQ Support Engineering

Extensive preflight checking

More than 500 different preflight checks spot potential problems before you deploy your installation.

Diagnostics pane

What I like about it is that it is simple, elegant, professional, very powerful and it just works like a charm. -- Selwyn H.