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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A WiX Night at the Movies

I just got home from the movie theater. Tonight several of the guys that regularly work on the WiX toolset (Joe, Peter, Mike, myself and Reid even showed up) skipped out early (21:50) on coding to see 300. It is something of a tradition for teams at Microsoft to occasionally go out and do something as a "morale event". 300 seemed like a perfect movie to go see since it was pretty clear none of our significant others were interested in going.

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RobMen's Recommendation: Do not advertise COM information in MSI.

This is a topic that I planned to cover a long time ago. Later I realized that it takes quite a bit of explanation and code to demonstrate why advertising COM information is such a bad idea. Recently, I've had a number of people all ask about this topic again, so I thought I'd sit down for a few hours and put the example together.

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It's like Frogger!

I've never been to Hyderabad or anywhere in India actually. However, a number of people on our team have visited various companies there where parts of Windows Marketplace are outsourced. Every time someone new goes over they come back with stories of the driving. I never really understood until Trevin sent around this link to a video of the traffic.

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