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 PostPost subject: [REQUEST] Early Versions of (Stirling) InstallShield        Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:53 am 
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Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:32 am

The early versions of InstallShield were developed by The Stirling Group, a company founded in 1987 by Viresh Bhatia and Rick Harold (who had first met when they were computer science students at Northwestern University) and incorporated under the name Stirling Technologies, Inc..
Their first office was a small room in the basement of an old library building in Roselle, Illinois.
They were to market a geographic mapping software, but it was never released.
As a last resort, they conceived The SHIELD Series of programming utilities and libraries.

InstallSHIELD 1.0 was released in 1990 and was instantly recognized as the premier installation tool for Windows developers.

As more Windows applications were created, Stirling responded to customers’ needs with a more advanced version... InstallSHIELD 2.0, introduced in August 1993. (That same year they moved into larger offices in Schaumburg, Illinois.)
InstallSHIELD 2.0 quickly became the industry-standard installation system, winning the Computer Language Productivity Award and the Windows World Open Winner’s Choice Award.

In 1994, Stirling worked closely with Microsoft to develop an installation system and guidelines for Windows 95 applications.
The result was InstallShield3, which shipped in July 1995 with the early availability of Windows 95... becoming the installation tool of choice for major Windows 95 commercial software application developers.

Back to the present, we have InstallSHIELD 2.0 and InstallShield3... but they're not from original media!
Perhaps the early versions of InstallShield are now very rare because they were trashed?

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