James Lau is a Program Manager for the VS SDK. He describes the near future of community projects and activities for the VS SDK, including Shared Source and Power Toys (my new 4 favorite words).
Check out his post and leave him some feedback. I’ve been advising them on how to do Shared Source releases and use CodePlex. And yes, we’ve been chatting with them about Pack Installer too.
Just the other day, Dr. Ex (from the VS SDK team) and I were discussing the necessary values needed to generate a Package Load Key. I could still remember the test cases i used 5 years ago to test the thing. (Techincally the first feature i ever tested was the /safemode switch, but PLKs came soon after.) It’s funny the things you don’t forget.