WiX, Mercurial, TortoiseHg and the command line.

wixthg Bob posted a blog entry how to use TortoiseHg to access the WiX source code on CodePlex. I thought the blog post was great but suffered from one fundamental flaw. It required you to do a whole bunch of mouse clicking. Here's how to get into the WiX toolset source code using the command-line.

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WiX v3.5 UI library supports 30+ languages.

There was a small change made to the WiX toolset recently that added dialogs to the WixUI library that are shown when patching. That part of the change was straight forward, the tricky part was that the dialog needed to support all the existing languages or the patch UI could come up in a different language (English) than the initial install. Fortunately, the Office Communications Server team (who was adding the patch dialog) was willing to localize the dialogs in all languages they support, 30+ of them. That's good news but there is some bad news.

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WiX Working Group video of the night, pigeon impossible.

This is was video I found a long while ago and stuck it into the queue for a night when we just need something kinda' cool and kinda' cute. The animation is pretty good and the story is amusing. It isn't quite Pixar level work but the fact that I'm even willing to make the comparison says a lot about this animation. Besides who doesn't love a short spy story?

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WiX Working Group video of the night, tik tok trek.

The Kleptones create some of the most incredible mash-ups. Recently, he released a few teaser tracks and Flik Flok was in the mix. Its obviously a cross with Kesha's silly, stupid and catchy song. Anyway, I was listening to Flik Flok when I saw someone had crossed Tik Tok with Star Trek. The whole thing was so ridiculous that I queued the video for tonight. Yes, it this is silly, stupid and Star Trek.

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