Today we had not a single issue to triage so rather than making this installment of meeting highlights extra-simple for me to write, we decided to triage all the open WiX v3.x pull requests to see which we'd take in WiX v3.14, which we'd take in WiX v4.0, and which we won't take.
WiX v3 pull request review
WIXFEAT:5575,5977 - Add .NET 4.7.2 and .NET 4.8 to NetFxExtension, from @rseanhall, adds new package groups to WixNetFxExtension and was merged into WiX v3.14.
Fix discovery of payloads with mo container that need to be assigned to the default container., from @nirbar, was labeled for WiX v4.0.
WIP: Fix wix3 CA building for sdk-style .csproj format, from @jakubsuchybio, wasn't ready for WiX v3.14 and works as expected in WiX v4.0.
Add support for two new controls to standard bootstrapper, from @jozefizso, was merged into WiX v3.14.
WIXBUG:5286 - Fix the issue 'Burn: Prerequisite bootstrapper application, from @DemiDOS, needs additional design for how to handle user interaction and was labeled for WiX v4.0.
wixstdba: Add auto-launch option via 'AutoLaunch' variable., from @nickdademo, needs a bit of design discussion and was labeled for WiX v4.0.
Make sure Light task's output matches OutputFile, from @pascalpfeil, was labeled for WiX v4.0 to ensure that the output works as expected already. Otherwise, it's a cosmetic issue and touching the MSBuild targets is something we want to avoid as much as possible in WiX v3.14.
[wix3] Display more specific error message when UpdateFileRow cannot access a file, from @jozefizso, has outstanding issues so was labeled for WiX v4.0.
Fix #5859 (Melt crashes melting MSIs with elevated privileges), from @dtuchlinsky, has outstanding issues and is not an issue WiX v4.0 (due to no longer using the problematic
Fix period conistency in dialog description strings by appending a period (issue 5317), from @bergmeister, caused some style, UI, and language discussion. In the end, we decided the better answer was probably to remove periods from labels that aren't really meant to be sentences and I took the action item to investigate for Wizard97 style guidance.
Working version of support for "No Managed Code" for managedRuntimeVersion, from @jmcooper8654, was for illustration purposes only so we didn't merge it but did label it for investigation in WiX v4.0.
Some LEADTools dlls create bad default values for some keys that include null characters and other garbage. Truncate REG_SZ values at the first null character., from @cessna048, loses data so we didn't take it. For WiX v4.0, we should consider whether we can harvest the entire string and create authoring using
[~]to represent embedded null characters.
Issue #5601: Support RemotePayload for and Payload (not just ExePackage), from @nirbar, was labeled for WiX v4.0.