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Rob Mensching posted an announcement on his blog this week about the availability of a build of WiX v3.5 that supports the recently released Visual Studio 2010 release candidate.
You can download WiX v3.5 build 3.5.1419.0 or higher and start using it with the VS 2010 release candidate.
There are a couple of notes to keep in mind as well:
Thanks Aaron. Ok, so I have the VS 2010 RC and the latest wix binaries. How do I install Votive VS?
Hi Brandontyler - All you need to do to install Votive is to make sure that you have the Visual Studio 2010 RC installed first, then install Wix35.msi (or Wix35_x64.msi for 64-bit) from http://wix.sourceforge.net/releases/3.5.1419.0/. This MSI will install the core WiX toolset, and it will also install Votive as long as you had a Visual Studio version installed before you ran the MSI.
Just tried isntalling v3.6.905.0 and for an isntaller package of an isntaller this should be embarrassing!#$@!# THe .msi file complains about the wix36.cab file missing and fails and the exe version has a horrible ugly install screen and when you click install it just runs and runs and does nothing...
Hi Dave - I'm sorry for the bad experience here. WiX v3.6 is still undergoing a lot of development work, and you may run into bugs with the weekly builds while development is still happening. If you have a chance, can you please report a bug about this issue on the WiX bug reporting site at sourceforge.net/tracker