News for the WiX toolset
WiX Toolset turns 9.
Friday, April 05, 2013
It was 9 years ago today that the WiX toolset was released as Open Source. Thank you for your participation and we look forward to many more years!
Looking for a few good developers.
Monday, January 07, 2013
On his blog, Rob reflects on the different generations of developers that built the WiX toolset and asks are you the next?
WiX v3.7 released.
Monday, December 24, 2012
WiX v3.7 RC available.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
WiX v3.7.1119.0 was released as Release Candidate. Overall the WiX toolset is now feature complete and very stable. Rob posted his thoughts on the release candidate. Please upgrade and help us verify the release quality.
WiX v3.6 released.
Monday, September 03, 2012
WiX toolset joins Outercurve Foundation.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Microsoft's first Open Source project, the WiX toolset, joined the Outercurve Foundation today. You can read more about it at the official announcement on the Outercurve blog. Rob also posted a few additional thoughts on his blog.
WiX v3.6 RC available.
Monday, May 28, 2012
WiX v3.6.2928.0 was released as Release Candidate. Overall the WiX toolset is now feature complete and very stable. Rob posted his thoughts on the release candidate. Please upgrade and help us verify the release quality.
WiX v3.6 RC0 released.
Tuesday, April 03, 2012
WiX v3.6.2803.0 was released as Release Candidate Zero. Visual Studio 11 is supported and Burn is very stable. Rob posted his thoughts on the remaining work. Please upgrade and help us track down the remaining bugs.
WiX v3.6 beta released.
Monday, October 24, 2011
State of the WiX toolset in July, 2011.
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Rob posted an update on the progress of WiX v3.6.
WiX v3.5 released.
Monday, January 31, 2011
WiX v3.5 Escrow Reset.
Friday, December 03, 2010
Unfortunately, a crashing bug was found in Votive so the escrow build was reset. WiX v3.5.2403.0 is the new escrow build. Again, this could be our final build so upgrade and help us find any showstoppers.
WiX v3.5 in Escrow.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
WiX v3.5.2325.0 is now in escrow. This could be our final build so upgrade and help us find any showstoppers. Rob posted more information on his blog.
WiX v3.5 Release Candidate.
Friday, October 29, 2010
State of the WiX toolset in October, 2010.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
WiX v3.5 and v3.6 are both making slow but steady progress. Rob posted detailed analysis on his blog.
Burn, baby. Burn.
Monday, September 06, 2010
The WiX v3.6 toolset now installs itself using its new bootstrapper technology called Burn. Rob walks through the highlights on his blog.
WiX toolset source and releases move to CodePlex.
Sunday, June 06, 2010
Change of plans for WiX v3.5.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Visual Studio 2010 support is key in WiX v3.5. To better meet those needs Rob describes some changes on his blog.
WiX v3.0 released.
Saturday, July 04, 2009
WiX v3.5 Votive integration with Visual Studio 2010 available
Friday, June 12, 2009
The WiX Working Group and the Visual Studio team are pleased to announce that Votive integration in Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 is now available in WiX v3.5. We encourage all Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 users to upgrade to the latest build of WiX v3.5 to try out the feature. You can download it from http://wix.sourceforge.net/releases/3.5.0605.0/.
WiX v3.0 release candidate 2 build available
Saturday, April 18, 2009
The WiX Working Group is pleased to announced that the WiX v3.0 RC2 build (v3.0.5217.0) is now available. We encourage all users to upgrade to this build for the latest fixes and to verify how ready WiX v3.0 is for release. For more information, see Highlights of WiX v3.0.5217.0 and the release notes. You can download it from http://wix.sourceforge.net/releases/3.0.5217.0/ or from the WiX SourceForge.net releases page.
WiX v3.0 beta-exit build available: On the road to RTM!
Saturday, December 20, 2008
The WiX Working Group is pleased to announced that the WiX v3.0 'beta exit' build (v3.0.4805.0) is now available. We encourage all users to upgrade to this build for the latest fixes and to verify how ready WiX v3.0 is for release. For more information, see Rob�s announcement, Bob's follow-up, and Highlights of WiX v3.0.4805.0. You can download it from http://wix.sourceforge.net/releases/3.0.4805.0/ or from the WiX SourceForge.net releases page.
Subscribe to send email, cutting down on spam
Friday, May 23, 2008
To help prevent spam on the WiX mailing lists, you must now subscribe to the lists before you can send e-mail to them. See the mailing list page for more information.
WiX toolset Production/Stable
Sunday, February 17, 2008
The WiX toolset status has been upgraded to Production/Stable to recognize the final build of WiX v2 (2.0.5805.0). See http://robmensching.com/blog/archive/2008/02/17/WiX-toolset-on-SourceForge-marked-ProductionStable.aspx for more information.
The much exaggerated death of the WiX toolset
Friday, January 11, 2008
There has been some suggestion that the WiX toolset is a dead project because we have not released a drop to the SourceForge release point in a long while. Those fears are unfounded for three reasons. First, WiX v2 is stable so we are not expecting another build of that version unless a showstopper bug shows up. Second, weekly drops show up at the Weekly Releases release point regularly. Finally, pushing to the SourceForge release point is a manual process for us and ends up a lower priority. In any case, development is still very much active and the wix-users mailing list is still the best place to get your questions answered.
Votive works with Visual Studio 2008
Friday, December 07, 2007
Visual Studio 2008 has recently released and we are happy to announce that Votive is supported in both Visual Studio 2005 and Visual Studio 2008. You can also install Votive side by side on both versions of Visual Studio. Support for Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 was added in build 3.0.3328 (which also works for Visual Studio 2008 RTM) and the final Visual Studio 2008 RTM bits are in a build >= 3.0.3607, which is available on the weekly releases page.
Saying Goodbye to FragmentRef's
Thursday, March 15, 2007
After many months of being deprecated, its time to say goodbye (builds >= 3.0.2716.0). All FragmentRef's will need to be converted to one of the supported reference elements in WiX 3.0. Examples of these are ComponentRef, FeatureRef, PropertyRef, or CustomActionRef among others.
Added a "What's New in WiX v3" FAQ Section
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Many people have asked what's new in WiX version 3. Here is a list of things that have already been done and things that are still in the works.
Votive v3 Released
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
A brand new version of Votive has been released in the v3 branch (builds >= 3.0.2120.0). Click here for a list of new features.
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
The old Votive3.msi has been renamed Wix3.msi as of builds >= 3.0.2120.0 to better describe the installer. It is the installation vehicle for installing the core WiX toolset and also Votive, ClickThrough, and other WiX tools.
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
On the right you will now see a link to our Weekly Releases. The best way to stay current is to check there each Wednesday around noon PST for the latest build of the WiX toolset.
Tuesday, November 08, 2005
ClickThrough is a new tool built on the core WiX toolset. It provides a GUI to create simple MSI files that auto-update over an RSS feed.
Introducing the WiX Web Site
Friday, September 30, 2005
The first official WiX web site is now online. Content is a bit scarce initially, but we expect to add a lot more in the near future.