Great news, Creative Cloud Packager 1.3 is now live.
We are genuinely excited about this release. Not that CCP 1.2 was not exciting, actually who am I kidding it was important in that it had some bug fixes but that’s not exciting is it ? Though maybe I am being presumptuous and their are people out there who just love a good bug fix. CCP 1.3 on the other hand brings some pretty exciting features and just to keep those aforementioned people happy we also have some bug fixes.
Here are the new features in CCP 1.3
- Support for archived versions of Products
- Support for Native application Installers (Edge Code, Edge Reflow, Scout, Gaming SDK)
- Support for Proxy Auto Configuration (PAC) files
- RUM support for Feature Bearing updates
- New Shortcut locations
- New IT Tools Un-installer
- Build information in Product UI
Let’s start with
Support for archived versions: The Creative Cloud gives you access to the latest and greatest Adobe products but also access to previous or archived versions of products which is a very important aspect to many peoples workflows. CCP 1.3 now allows you to package the latest and greatest but also archived versions of applications beginning with CS6 era applications. They can be packaged together or separately depending on what your requirement is.
Support for Native application installers: In the past you would need to download separately from Adobe’s licensing website any applications that were native installers. In this release those applications are now downloaded directly from CCP.
Support for Proxy Auto Configuration (PAC) files: CCP will now honor PAC files that are used to provide proxy information.
RUM support for Feature Bearing Updates: This was a big one, you can now install FB updates by invoking RUM or by going to the “Help” menu of the product itself, this was not previously possible for Creative Cloud Enterprise customers.
As promised there are some important bug fixes in this release. Some customers where having issues with imaging when non Creative Cloud products where included in the image, this should now be fixed. Customers using AUSST where experiencing an intermittent issue whereby downloads where timing out. We have now updated the version of AUSST carried in the CCP 1.3 download and also on Devnet to resolve these issues.
What do you need to do to get this amazing new release you ask ? Why just re-launch CCP and you will be prompted to self update.
For more information on this release please visit the Creative Cloud Packager help page
Finally a special thank you to all the participants who helped test out the Pre Release version. Your input as always is incredibly valuable.
Karl Gibson | Product Manager | Enterprise IT Tools