WiX v3.11 Release Candidate

Today we released the WiX v3.11 Release Candidate. The focus of WiX v3.11 was support for Visual Studio 2017. So it seemed only appropriate that our schedule align with the release of VS 2017. It took some creative brainstorming at FireGiant and some community heroics to get it done. But get it done we did. But what did we get done?

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The Big Four Oh

A lot of people make a big deal out of turning 40. There are plenty of popular sayings, jokes and even movies about turning 40. But most of them are negative. But I don't know why. I don't feel that way. Maybe it's because I don't feel like I'm 40 today. But I am 40 today and it's time to review.

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Let's Code - WiX: Rooting payloads and fixing the system in Burn

Last week and weekend was phenomenal for WiX v3.11 (detailed summary here). Everyone pitched in and we went from 24 issues to 7. We're now at 8 issues because a solution for supporting VS2017 support is under development. The only problem is that I own 5 of the 8 remaining issues. So I best be getting to work. I'm skipping the oldest bug because I don't feel like writing documentation tonight. Instead, I'm digging into two issues related to Burn: #5265 and #5307. Let's code!

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Let's Code - WiX: tables.xml and a typo

Last week I fixed my oldest bug in WiX v3.11, the bad filenames bug. This week I'm going to continue to start with my oldest bug and grab a couple others that are related. So I'm fixing #4812, #4813, #5270 and because I expect those to be easy, I'll also fix #5438. To be honest, I expect it will take me longer to write this blog entry about my work than it will to do the actual work. Let's see if I'm right. Let's code!

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