Happy Pi Day! Today, let us celebrate pi in all its delicious forms: pie, pizza, brie, bratwurst (cross sections count!), cake (in circular form), and, of course, ice cream in a round bowl.

Speaking of pi...

WiX v3.14

The next release of WiX v3.x will not be v3.12 as one might assume. Instead, we're skipping ahead to WiX v3.14 to be able to call it "WiX Pi[e]." The focus in WiX Pi is to make it easier to move from WiX v3.x to v4.0. For example, WiX Pi will drop support for .NET Framework 2.0 and MSBuild 3.5 because WiX v4.0 has also dropped support for .NET Framework 2.0 and MSBuild 3.5. If your project currently relies on .NET Framework 2.0 or MSBuild 3.5, getting it to build with WiX v3.14 means you won't have that work to do when moving to WiX v4.0.

We'll begin baking WiX Pie almost immediately after WiX v3.11 ships.

Issue triage

WiX v3.11 status

We released WiX v3.11 and Visual Studio Extension Release Candidates on 7-March. As you can see from the above triage, we're getting good pickup and good reports. But we have six open issues split among Sean, Rob, and me, so we're going to get those fixed by this weekend, then ship Release Candidate 2 next Tuesday, 21-March. At the next meeting (#124, 28-March), we'll take a look at issues and general feeling about how ready WiX v3.11 is to ship.

Be on the lookout for the announcement of RC2 and help re-kick the tires!