There was a comment made about my “In the works” post that stated that:
“Unless we can embed these other dependand installers inside the MSI and execute them from one package, there will always exist a deployment problem in VS.NET “
This got me thinking about deployment methods in general but also about what ClickOnce and the generic bootstrapper bring to the table when it comes to deploying apps going forward. Now I can't get inside the commentor's brain but I can imagine common deployment scenarios and why this seems like a desirable solution: (all of the comments about ClickOnce and the generic bootstraper are based on pre-beta bits and are subject to change before release)
Now those 3 are the core deployment scenarios that ClickOnce and the generic bootstrapper covered. Of course, if you can think of more I'd be happy to talk about how we can help you there but I think that these cover almost everyone. As you can see, the deployment work coming in Whidbey removes the need for a single MSI based solution.
Let me know what you think!