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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).


Richard Jones, Virtualization Group, Red Hat http://people.redhat.com/~rjones
libguestfs lets you edit virtual machines.  Supports shell scripting,
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See what it can do: http://et.redhat.com/~rjones/libguestfs/recipes.html

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