Windows Installer XML (WiX) toolset

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Application Details:

Version: 3.5.2519
License: Open Source
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.3.18

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What works

heat, candle, light tools

What does not

The validation feature of the light tool. Use the -sval argument to suppress validation. File hashing. The MSI files that are generated use the value 0 for the hash of all files. Embedding two files with the same length will therefore cause the second file to be extracted with the contents of the first (bug 27133).


What was not tested

other tools

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Additional Comments

Tools output the following messages but they appear harmless: fixme:mscoree:parse_startup useLegacyV2RuntimeActivationPolicy=L"true" not implemented fixme:mscoree:CLRMetaHost_GetRuntime Unrecognized version L"v4.0"

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentDebian GNU/kFreeBSD Unstable "Sid"May 06 20111.3.18Yes Yes BronzeSam Morris 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

WiX requires .NET
I tested with Mono version 2.10.2 downloaded from go-mono.
Read before using versions >= 3.5
The bug at is serious and easy to miss. Make sure you aren't affected by it when you build your installer; if you use WiX 3.0 then you have nothing to worry about.
While WiX appears to work with Mono, there are several nasty bugs in Mono that will cause it to behave unreliably at best, and to generate subtly broken installers at worst. I have had much better experiences using .NET which should be installed by running 'winetricks dotnet20'.


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