WiX Working Group video of the night, LEGO bridge thrower.

Obviously, cool things built of out LEGO's are keen candidates for a WiX Working Group video. The Rubik's Cube solver was pretty sweet. I'm not sure tonight's LEGO creation is quite as impressive but watching the gears all work is cool. On top of that the video editing and totally appropriate soundtrack pushed this one onto the must watch list. Check it out.

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WiX Working Group video, drive.

A few weeks ago I mentioned the WiX Working Group was moving out of its darkest days. It was difficult to articulate the problems we were facing. Then I saw this video. It explained it all.

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WiX Working Group video of the night, Microsoft geeks ghost ride.

I claim no involvement with the video presented tonight. I was at the Sounders FC game (watching D.C. United trounce the Sounders). I'm pretty sure it was Eric who promoted this video. Considering how many bugs he's killed in the WiX v3.5 IIS7 custom action, I guess he deserves a video of his choice.

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WiX toolset source and releases move to CodePlex.

Since it's launch in 2004, the WiX toolset has been completely hosted on SourceForge.net. SourceForge is fine but feels a bit clunky and a little behind the times. About a year ago I started looking at alternatives since open source hosting platforms are now a dime a dozen. In the end, I didn't find a single platform that offered everything I wanted. However, CodePlex provides Mercurial and a much better file release system than SourceForge so I decided to use those for WiX. For now bugs and the mailing list do not move (I'm still looking).

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