WiX toolset bug count after February 19th, 2009.

Again we started with a spike in WiX toolset bugs this week. I keep hoping we'll start some Thursday night with no new bugs from the week but we're clearly not there yet. Unfortunately, this week we picked up more bugs in our current weak spots, Votive and DTF. Anyway, it looks like we'll finish up this week with 32 bugs open.

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Distributing culture is hard.

Last week I met with some PMs that work on the east coast. They fly over to the west coast to visit the Microsoft mothership every couple months. Our meeting was one of many face to face meetings they try to squish into a single week before flying home.

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Release Candidate defined.

A week+ ago, I posted a blog entry noting that the WiX toolset was out of beta not in it. I also mentioned that we are now in the "release candidate" mode and provided a quick definition to differentiate it from "beta" mode. A few days later Steven Sinofsky posted a entire blog entry about Windows 7 entering the Release Candidate milestone. In typical Sinofsky-style, Steven posted a much longer definition of release candidate and placed it in context with the other typical milestones at Microsoft.

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