Welcome to the first WiX Online Meeting of 2024! If years follow the "Star Trek Even-Numbered Movies Are Good" rule, we can expect 2024 to be great, just like other even-numbered years like 2020...oh no.

WiX v5 plan

We'd originally thought to release a -preview.1 release of WiX v5 this coming Friday. Instead, we're going to slip the first release out a bit and turn it into a feature-complete -rc.1 release later this month. The new schedule looks like this:

  • 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

This keeps us at monthly release candidate cadence without another month's delay before the WiX v5 official release.

We took a quick pass through the issues assigned to the soon-to-be-renamed v5.0.0-preview.1 milestone to decide which we were committing to, which we'd do if we had time, and which we were comfortable leaving for a future release.

Issue triage