Crisis in Y2K7? WTF?

I've been working on revamping the Windows Marketplace build system for the last month or so. Just yesterday I had to make the decision how we were going to version our binaries. Versioning is a very important of software engineering and it can be very disruptive if you get it wrong. Getting versioning right is also quite often overlooked so I was pleasantly surprised to see two pages dedicated to the topic in the help for our build system. One page talked about the tools used to format and increment the build version and the other page talked about all the different formats.

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Drive to a WiX v2 toolset final release.

Tonight the core WiX toolset virtual team made a concerted effort to reduce the number of open WiX v2 bugs. At the time of this writing we have 8 bugs. I hope to kill off one more and Bob is looking at another. That would leave us with 6 CustomAction bugs that need to be solved. Then I'll feel pretty comfortable calling WiX v2 done.

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Alas, Babylon.

As I'm sure you've heard by now, the Greater Puget Sound area was hit with record winds (upwards of 69 miles per hour) Thursday night. The winds took down many trees and the falling trees took down many power lines. Many places in the area are still without power, including my house.

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Response to my WiXAware Introduction.

Sinan Karaca of InstallAware sent me an email responding to my post about the new WiXAware because it seems that comments here still don't work, yet. Something else for me to debug. <sigh/> Anyway, he had some great points and asked that I respond publicly. First, Sinan's comments:

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