WiX Working Group video of the night, 4 chords.

The WiX Working Group is coming out of some of the darkest days we've ever faced. As a result, I've been looking for simply funny videos. Nothing complicated. Nothing necessarily cool. Just laugh out loud enjoyable. The Axis of Awesome caught me with their opening line.

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The WiX toolset's "Remember Property" pattern.

This question comes up so often, I should have written this blog entry years ago. The root issue is that the Windows Installer does not save Property values for you. That means if the user enters values in the install UI or passes them on the command-line, those values will be not be present during repair, upgrade nor uninstall. That last one, uninstall, catches people all the time. So let's solve the problem simply then solve it completely.

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Change of plans for WiX v3.5.

About a year ago we started WiX v3.5. At that time we decided on a new plan for WiX v3.0 that moved the Votive for Visual Studio 2010 and Burn features out of WiX v3.0 into WiX v3.5. The goal was for v3.0 to ship earlier. That worked out well because WiX v3.0 released last July.

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WiX Working Group video of the night, hypnotizing hydrophobic water.

The video for the night was supposed to be the Sounders FC game against FC Dallas. Unfortunately, ActiveX controls and time zone confusion conspired against me and we missed the game. Probably a good thing too, the extra time goal by the bad guys (for a second time!) would have been mighty frustrating.

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