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Link to information about the WiX v3.6 beta

Link to information about the WiX v3.6 beta

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Rob Mensching posted an item on his blog announcing the release of the WiX v3.6 beta.  The key feature in WiX v3.6 is the Burn bootstrapper/chainer.  To summarize Rob’s post, Burn includes the following features:

  • Modern setup UI, including using managed code for setup UI even if the .NET Framework isn’t installed
  • Child setup package download management
  • Unified progress UI across packages
  • Package-level reference counting
  • Patch slip-streaming
  • Elevation prompt management

In addition, all known WiX core toolset bugs that were opened against WiX v3.5 or earlier have been fixed in the WiX v3.6 beta.

I encourage you to download the WiX v3.6 beta and give it a try if you get a chance.

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