Managed Code CustomActions, no support on the way and here's why.

I was recently pinged by a triumvirate of individuals asking me about using managed code to write CustomActions. This is a hot topic that comes up about every other month on the wix-users mailing list at SourceForge. Those of you that hang out on that mailing list know that I've repeatedly stated that the WiX toolset does not support managed code CustomActions because the Windows Installer team does not support managed code CustomActions.

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WiX v3 Roadmap Draft

Writing down the roadmap for the WiX toolset has been on my todo list for a very long time. Those who hang around me already know the roadmap but I always knew I needed to write it down to reach the world wide audience. With the final days of WiX v2 upon us, now is a great time to look at where we are going with the WiX v3 toolset.

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WiX v2 entering escrow.

Last Thursday we (quietly) celebrated the 3rd anniversary of the WiX toolset. Throughout the night I was pounding on the last two WiX v2 bugs assigned to me. The fixes will show up this week's build (Friday morning). That leaves us with only one open v2 bug which has to do with some bizarre behavior of tallow on Vista.

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Windows Installer XML (WiX) toolset 3 year anniversary!

Tonight is a momentous night for the volunteers who work on the WiX toolset. It was three years ago today that we released the WiX toolset to the world. A number of people like to track the progress of the WiX toolset with numbers. Numbers like over 700 bugs fixed, almost 360,000 downloads and over 17,000 email messages.

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