Day six under winter weather watches, warnings, and advisories. Temperatures hover in single digits (°F) and wind chills fall below zero (°F). Reaching toward the back of the pantry for crumbs. On the upside: Plenty of time to work on WiX v5 features because who wants to go outside?!

WiX v5 release plan

During our last meeting, we slightly reset our WiX v5 plan. During the meeting, we'd kept the dates to the last Monday of each month but after the meeting stopped recording (and as I reported during that meeting's highlights), we moved the dates out a day so the releases would occur on Tuesdays. Coincidentally, we have scheduled meetings those days but I, for one, am grateful we don't have to run around quite so much on a Monday.

The WiX v5 release dates are:

  • v5.0.0-rc.1 on 30-Jan-2024
  • v5.0.0-rc.2 on 27-Feb-2024
  • v5.0.0-rc.3 on 26-Mar-2024
  • v5.0.0 on 5-Apr-2024

Now that we're two weeks out, we took another quick pass through the issues assigned to the v5.0.0-rc.1 milestone. We decided to defer a few, given that whole two weeks out thing and acknowledged that even those we haven't deferred yet doesn't mean we're forcing ourselves to squeeze them in. No death marches here, please and thank you.

Issue triage