IsWiX 4.1.17105.1 has been release and can be found over here at GitHub.
Yes, GitHub. Although we’ve been happily using CodePlex for the past 7 years we are being forced to move because Microsoft has decided not to bother trying to compete in this space. It’s a shame because CodePlex used to be the .NET platform of choice and could have been easily updated to support Git since TFS/VSTS supports Git.
This attitude from the new Microsoft is also why I was forced to move my company website to HostGator / WordPlex. The Office 365 team decided they weren’t going to bother supporting SharePoint public websites anymore even though I was perfectly happy with that product also. I figured I might as well switch from Blogger to WordPress while I was at it.
With all that out of the way….. So, what’s in this release you ask?
- Support for FG-WiX / WEP AppX packaging. ( This will be it’s own blog article soon. )
- An anonymous IsWiX user contributed funds for me to purchase an ISWIX LLC code signing cert so that IsWiX could be signed once again. Thank you! I’m sorry it took a few months, dealing with Dun and Bradstreet is a real pain.
- Migration to GitHub.
The AppX packaging is an interesting new feature and our first support for a WiX feature that isn’t available in the FOSS version of WiX. I paused when considering to do that feature but thought it would be interesting and useful enough to go ahead and do it.