Grigori Melnik, who has taken over responsibility of GAX and Enterprise Library since my departure from patterns & practices, has spilled the beans on the initial plans for the next version of GAX, which is being called 1.3 internally (but probably won't be once it's shipped). Planned features include:

  • Support for both Visual Studio 2005 and Visual Studio 2007 (Orcas)
  • New GAX installer (using Wix)
  • Experimental hive support
  • VB templates support in GAT generated packages

Fixing the installers for GAX and guidance packages is at the top of my wishlist, so I'm glad the team is heading in the right direction.