The WiX toolset meets the MSI 4.0 feature set.

Today the Windows Installer PM team met with a few members of the WiX Virtual Team to talk about the upcoming features in MSI 4.0. Actually, the WiX toolset was represented by just Bob (who isn’t in that picture) and me. The others were probably all busy doing real work. Anyway, the Windows Installer PMs…

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ClickThrough – simple MSI creation plus auto-update over RSS.

I have wanted to talk about ClickThrough for many months. Finally, enough of the prototype came together this weekend at Seattle Mind Camp to be released (over a very slow internet connection) to SourceForge. I showed it to a few people at the event and received a lot of positive feedback and interest in the…

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Deciphering the MSI Directory table, part 5 (the dot, colon and pipe)

It is time to pick up the story of the Directory table where we left it. I started this blog entry by going back and re-reading that which I had already written. The first paragraph of part 1 surprised me because it reminded me how long I’ve been operating under frustration. Then when I re-read…

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Seattle MindCamp, I’ll be there. Will you?

Tonight Reid and I went out to our favorite Chinese Restaurant near Microsoft, Sichuanese Cuisine Restaurant. Of course, on the way out I grabbed a fortune cookie. Mine said: You will enjoy doing something different this coming weekend. Well, that certainly seemed very apropos because this weekend I’m attending Seattle MindCamp. My ticket showed up…

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