WiX Online Meeting #119 Highlights

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 by Bob Arnson

While attendance at today's meeting was light, we were not plagued by technical difficulties during recording and came to a decision about our presence on CodePlex. First, though, we triaged some bugs...

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WiX Online Meeting #118 Highlights

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 by Bob Arnson

Today was 2017's first WiX Online Meeting and, in a technical problem that does not bode well for the new year, no recording of the meeting is available. Just assume our tones were dulcet and our words were wise.

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WiX Online Meeting #117 Highlights

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 by Bob Arnson

Today was 2016's final WiX Online Meeting and, as appropriate for a time of year when many people use up their vacation days, we had a small crowd and quickly finished up triage so we could indulge in panicked last-minute shopping and nog-based beverages.

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WiX Online Meeting #116 Highlights

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 by Bob Arnson

OutOfMemoryException when saving newly generated WIX project, from @mediawolf, lets you watch the Visual Studio Devenv.exe slowly consume gigabytes of memory while hung. [[insert joke here about normal operating behavior]] This bug reproduces only when you uncheck the option to automatically save new projects when created. We took this bug in WiX v3.x to track down a root cause.

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WiX Online Meeting #115 Highlights

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 by Bob Arnson

Value containing !(wix) variable is used before being resolved, from @mediawolf, points out that when you use a bind-time variable like !(wix.WixVariable) as an attribute value, sometimes that value is used literally in other places. Sometimes the compiler uses one value to provide default values for other attributes, because it's helpful that way. But it expects the real value and a variable reference that won't be resolved until bind time isn't too useful. We agreed a warning would be useful before using such a value as a default for another; we took the issue in WiX v3.x.

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WiX Online Meeting #114 Highlights

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 by Bob Arnson

WiX 3.11: CustomActions and WinForms problem, from @win32nipuh, is back this week with the news from Sean that the original workaround he implemented to get the "modern ARP" working with managed custom actions in the original RTM of Windows 10 breaks this scenario in current releases of Windows 10. Sean already provided a pull request to revert the change in WiX v3.11.

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