[mapguide-internals] About the WiX installer
Jason.Birch at nanaimo.ca
Sat Mar 7 15:35:37 EST 2009
I believe that I can test on all of these; may take me a while to set up
#360 should be do-able; maybe create an app pool called MapGuide2.1.
#361 would be harder because you would have to somehow enumerate the
websites, and the modify a custom UI to allow the user to set the
website property. I would personally give both of these a pass for at
least the beta version of the installer.
It looks like for IIS7 (Vista/W2k8) we will need to use a custom action;
the built-in WiX stuff does not support IIS7 and it doesn't look like it
will for quite a while. See this conversation:
For IIS6, here are some cool snippets:
BTW, Stack Overflow _rules_ Check out these WiX questions:
I think we should adopt the "alias" method of referring to wixlib
directories; this is the part I was missing about making them modular.
This way the main project needs to know about the libraries, but not
More IIS6 tips, including how to register IIS file extensions
I don't know if we need this for MapGuide (other than for REST
extension) but I'm going to find this useful personally.
BTW, Jackie, I think you're not using using the .bat files in
/Installer/Support/Paraffin? If this is the case, these could be
To create custom UIs, WixEdit may be a good starting point:
From: Jackie Ng
Sent: March-06-09 10:05 AM
To: mapguide-internals at lists.osgeo.org
Subject: Re: [mapguide-internals] About the WiX installer
Sure, send whatever you have my way.
On the IIS front, I do not have access to a Windows Server 2003 or
I can only test for XP.
I can't test IIS7 support, nor can I find out if I can kill trac tickets
#360 and #361.
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