Now ok so this program does a reasonable job when it comes to editing MSI packages and I'm well aware that I need to climb this learning curve so I may well be criticising from afar BUT..
When a repackaging system creates an ini file with 160,000 entries because it manages to duplicate every single entry it has in the original ini 398 times thus crashing itself you have to wonder if perhaps there's a problem.
Then you have the "repair" functionality for certain ICE errors that isn't even mentioned until you check the website.. Try it and what happens.. Sweet FA is what... Did I just dream it or was it a "wishful thinking" function that just looks like it should do something and you feel better? Gah!
Oh and the name of the blasted thing has changed yet again.. Can't they make up their mind?
Now they're providing a beta that which will soon see the product line split to "Standard" and "Pro"... Guess where all the new functionality goes? No prizes there then... Of course I may be inferring too much here but I doubt very much whether existing maintenance license holders will get the improved functionality as part of their agreement..
No offense but when a customer has forked out for a 3 year maintenance license that will include all updates for the program during that timeframe and they fork the product in this way you can't help but see red and figure this is just a "clever" way to get more money from the punters. Also makes me wonder if the functionality on this version will essentially become stale while Pro loops on ahead... but then I'm ranting so wrong or right I can be irritable :P
Oh and let's not forget that the current product requires a LOT of hand holding to get repackaging done correctly anyway as evidenced by my recent repack of Granada Learnings toolkit packages. It missed over 400 files, borked the registry root setting by creating a double forward slash as the C:\\ value and a bunch of other things... 4 hours of careful editing and i was able to get it working but then only thanks to an inspired use of examdiff to compare the working install on the snapshot PC with the MSISource files and work out what is actually missing.
Not a picnic and moving me more and more to forget about any earlier thought of recommending their product(s).