Kudos to Rob Mensching and his great Shared Source project, Windows Installer XML - otherwise known as WiX. SourceForge.net statistics came back online recently and it turns out that more than 145,000 folks have found WiX to be interesting. Even more impressive is that I’m running into people who are telling me that this little utility is significantly changing their businesses for the better. I had the president of a database technology vendor tell me recently that WiX has enabled them to have a Windows product for the first time. We’re hearing from large corporate development projects and individuals alike that WiX is opening up the door to apps that install more cleanly while reducing the cost of development.

 

If you are building an app to run on Windows you’ll be happy you checked out this project.

 

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