Today is the day we'd scheduled to ship WiX v5.0.0-rc.1. That's not going to happen, unfortunately, but in what is probably a coincidence (but maybe isn't?!), 2024 gives us until the 29th to still ship in February.

WiX v5 release plan

Between the fallout of the WiX v4.0.4 and v3.14 security and the unknown-unknowns of Rob's work to bring bootstrapper applications out of the Burn process, we did not hit our scheduled date of today for WiX v5.0.0-rc.1. :sad_face_emoji: However, Rob's seeing the end of the tunnel (and it's not an oncoming train) and we're both confident that our unit tests and runtime tests are good enough to keep our confidence high in our work in WiX v5. So we're now slipping day-for-day and hope to have WiX v5.0.0-rc.1 "real soon now." The dates are now:

  • v5.0.0-rc.1 on ???-Feb-2024
  • v5.0.0-rc.2 on 26-Mar-2024
  • v5.0.0 on 5-Apr-2024

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