[mapguide-internals] About the WiX installer

Jason Birch Jason.Birch at nanaimo.ca
Mon Mar 9 19:24:53 EDT 2009

Works for me.  

I really like the idea of enabling/disabling the features using WiX
properties, primarily because internally I'll likely use Orca to create
MST files to do silent installs with specific features and paths so that
I can ensure that my test and prod environments are equivalent.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jackie Ng
Sent: March-09-09 4:13 PM
To: mapguide-internals at lists.osgeo.org
Subject: Re: [mapguide-internals] About the WiX installer

In the interest of getting a *functional* installer as quick as
possible, I
am going for the custom action route using the IIS custom actions
by Autodesk. The Wix IIS extension just seems confusing to me,
with regards to:

1. Windows XP (IIS 5.1) support.
2. Enabling/Disabling IIS-specific stuff in a declarative approach that

By the time I have grokked this IIS stuff, I probably would've had a
installer via custom actions.

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