Today we published our first ever maintenance release of the WiX Toolset. WiX Toolset v3.9 R2 fixes three bugs (listed below) that were deemed too serious to wait for v3.10. You do not need to upgrade to v3.9 R2 unless you hit one of these issues.
Last week, my wife and I brought our second child into the world. Heidi Kim Mensching was born at 2:49 AM on December 17th, 2014. Like her brother, Heidi arrived late at 7 lbs. 3 oz. She gave us a bit of a scare late last week but now Mom and baby are doing great.
It is my pleasure to announce that the WiX Toolset v3.9 is now officially declared Production/Stable. This is the RC4 build v3.9.1006.0 so if you downloaded RC4 already, you are already good to go. Otherwise, download the release from here.
A number of blog posts with imperative statement titles are queued up in my head. Most of these are a long time in coming. A few are inspired by some questions asked by customers we support at FireGiant. Like most blog posts titled with imperative statements these are general recommendations based on my experience. You can probably come up with exceptional cases so I encourage you to remember the advice here is free. Do with it as you wish. ;)