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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WiX online in Japan.

Last week was the MVP Summit. At least I think it was last week. Things have passed in quite a blur lately. Anyway, I was visited by three MVPs from Japan who wanted to swing by to say "Hi" and have their picture taken with me (yes, the walls in my office are blue). During their visit Tocchann (I hope I got the name right, I can't type in Japanese <smile/>) mentioned that he was a regular contributor to an online magazine in Japan where he discusses the WiX toolset.

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WiX Tricks: I love that logo.

A little while ago I blogged about the WiX toolset making an appearance in MSDN Magazine. Yesterday, a friend of mine pointed me to the home page of MSDN. It looked like this (still does at the time I'm writing this blog entry)

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WiX v2 status update.

About 3 months ago, I noted that I was focused on the drive to a WiX v2 toolset final release. Back then we were staring down six to eight bugs. Well, I'm happy to report those bugs are all gone but we still have three bugs open (yes, that means these are three new bugs). One bug is a documentation issue that Bob insists I must fix (because the differences described in the bug are very, very subtle). I believe I have my other bug fixed on my machine at work. I just have to do a little more code clean up to get it checked in. The last issue is a bit of a feature request but Bob is looking into to see if we should just try to slip it into WiX v2 or punt it to WiX v3.

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