Trent Mick wrote:
M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
Looking more closely at the msi2xml project page it seems to do XML -> MSI direction as well.
Trent, do you have experience with one of them ? Which is more usable ?
WiX was built and is maintained by Microsoft guys (mainly Robert Menching) and is, they say, heavily used inside Microsoft for putting there installer packages together. I've played a little bit with WiX and probably intend to use it for ActivePython (and other installers I author at work) eventually but haven't started really using it yet. I'm pretty confident that WiX is a good way to go. I haven't used msi2xml at all so I can't compare them technically, but the Microsoft usage stories makes me more confident in WiX. A quick look at the msi2xml XML schema gives me the impression that msi2xml would feel a lot more raw where as WiX attempts to put a slight nicer face on the authoring of the database tables that make up an MSI package -- for better or worse. (ASIDE: MySQL is now using WiX for their installers.)
Thanks for the information. Looks like WiX is the way to go then.
Any takers ?