We have been using the same old installer for a very long time. The reason for that is very simple - because it worked. However, with the release of the new RadControls for ASP.NET Ajax suite we felt that it is time for a change. The people who tried our new futures build for Q1 2008 already know what I am talking about - the Prometheus controls come with a totally redesigned installation experience.
There were two main issues we wanted to address - install/uninstall speed and the look & feel of the installation wizard. I am happy to say that we achieved success on both accounts. The installer went from this (click to open in a new window):
to this (click to open in a new window):
The new installation wizard gives you even more options when you want to do a custom install - you can choose whether or not to install the examples, Visual Studio integration, or the documentation. A lot has been changed under the hood as well - the install/uninstall process now takes only a couple of minutes (several times faster than the old installer).
Try the new RadControls for ASP.NET Ajax build tell us what you think. There are still a few weeks left until the official release and your feedback will be appreciated.
More information about the futures build as well as download instructions are available in our fourms - http://www.telerik.com/community/forums/thread/b311D-bcmkaa.aspx