Sandbox merge is by far my favorite ThinApp tool. When you run a package and change its settings, the sandbox is modified. All new settings are stored in the sandbox. By using sandbox merge (
sbmerge.exe), you can merge the contents of the sandbox into your project folder.
sbmerge.exe will merge any changes you've applied to the virtual environment, that is, patches, configuration changes, or updates. Let me walk you through an example. Hopefully, it will demonstrate the power of
Let's say we need to update the version of Mozilla Firefox we've got. In this example we'll package an update to Mozilla Firefox Version 3.6.3. This is shown in the following steps:
Launch the virtualized Mozilla Firefox. Luckily, Mozilla Firefox has a built-in update mechanism, so let's make use of it.
Run the built-in update mechanism of Mozilla Firefox.
When you are prompted with the following screenshot, proceed by clicking on Restart Firefox:
The whole update is now running within the virtual...