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Okay, I just got back from holiday (much needed), and found that all sorts of happenings were happening with the WiX toolset (here, here and on the mailing list). Sad I missed all the excitement <wink />.

Anyway, the discussions about COM Advertising, and the way that both Windows Installer and the WiX toolset toolset handles them, have prompted some renewed queries about when, oh when, am I going to submit the code for my extensions to tallow? I have sent the executable to one or two people who've asked for it, and they have mostly found it useful (I think). I certainly find it useful. Especially the feature that sends self-registration entries to <TypeLib>, <ProgId>, <Class> and <Interface> elements instead of <Registry> elements. In fact, this was the main reason I felt the need to extend tallow, and it seems to be the main complaint against the WiX toolset version.

Well, Microsoft kindly sent me the email with the license agreement I have to sign to contribute to the toolset, (as I pointed out in a previous blog entry) and I have done so. I really don't have any problem with doing so, found the license agreement to be straightforward and easy to understand etc. So the (signed) license agreement has been lying on my desk (wait, let me just check...) since 28 October when I signed it. I still have to do two things:

  1. Take it to my superiors to sign as well. I did some of my work during company time, in my research on adapting WiX for company use. I just want to make sure I cover all the bases.

  2. Go to the logistics department, get an envelope, write down the mailing address, get some stamps and add the damned thing to the outgoing mail pile. All of which I'm hoping they'll let me do seeing as it's not exactly company business. Heck, I don't even know what it costs to mail a letter from South Africa to the States.

I promise to try and do all of this today. I'll try my best. Really. It seems to be one of my personality quirks (I'm an ENFP) to quickly lose interest or forget about something once something else more interesting or important comes along. Sigh.

Posted on Tuesday, December 28, 2004 11:37 AM Setup, Wix and MSI | Back to top


Comments on this post: Tallow, where art thou

# re: Tallow, where art thou
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Sounds great, Riko. Looking forward to finally seeing the code submission. <grin/>
Left by Rob Mensching on Dec 28, 2004 11:54 PM

# Configuration Data is such a Pain
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I have finally got my computer to my new house in Bangalore. I dont have access to the internet, so I will essentially by offline. I am yet to install SharpDevelop and .NET Framework SDK v1.1. Hopefully, I should be able to get it done today. I had some t
Left by vagmi's personal blog on Aug 30, 2005 9:37 PM

# re: Tallow, where art thou
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Um ... yeah.

Where is your enhanced Tallow ... ?
Left by David on Dec 29, 2005 5:38 PM

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