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Re: [libvirt] Experimental 32-bit windows libvirt installer



On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 04:42:46AM +1100, Justin Clift wrote:
> On 16/11/2010, at 9:44 PM, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> > On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 12:41:35PM +1100, Justin Clift wrote:
> >> For the creation of .msi package files, WiX seems to be the right
> >> tool these days (open source):
> >> 
> >>  http://wix.sourceforge.net
> >> 
> >> Actually kind of think I've heard of it before, as it got some press
> >> a few years back from being one of the very first Open Source
> >> projects by Microsoft itself.  (or something along those lines)
> > 
> > WiX itself is open source, but it has closed source dependencies, so
> > it is of no use.  That's why we're still using NSIS, despite all its
> > failings.
> 
> Do you remember what the closed source dependencies are?

The bottom line is this email:

http://www.mailinglistarchive.com/fedora-devel-list redhat com/msg61468.html

I don't know whether this is true, or still true, but I do know that
the build system for WiX is out of bizarro-land.  You will need to ask
on the Fedora Mono SIG list to find out what the current status of WiX
is (and how to build it on Fedora).

Rich.

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