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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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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