WiX Working Group video of the night, remix master dj steve porter.

Again, this week's video is brought to you by Eric. He actually picked a video out of my queue based on an infomercial he saw. That probably sounds a little crazy but you have to check out the magic that DJ Steve Porter creates out of late night TV.

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WiX Working Group Video of the night, attack of the drunk code monkeys.

As I'm sure you are aware, Microsoft provides free drinks. Since we gather weekly at Building 37, it is just a short walk to one of the kitchens on the floor when someone gets thirsty. On their way out the door that person will often call out, "Drinks?" Tonight's video of the night goes out to Eric St. John and all the other code monkeys out there.

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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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