[Python-Dev] VC 7.1 maintenance?

Thomas Heller theller at python.net
Wed Jul 7 17:55:03 CEST 2004

"Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de> writes:

> While trying to understand MSI, I had two primary information sources:
> the MSDN documentation, and ORCA.EXE. The latter tool comes with the
> SDK, and needs to be installed separately: The SDK installs orca.msi,
> which then installs orca. With orca, you can learn a lot about how
> other people build their MSIs, and find out how certain effects
> which you know are possible can be achieved.
> WIX was released after I had done my thing. I haven't looked at it,
> but I would hope that it also exposes the full power of MSI. So if
> people are concerned about the hackishness of my current code, I
> could try to come up with a WIX installer that generates roughly the
> same MSI package.

I'm not saying that your code is a hack.  I just think that
documentation is missing.

For example, the MSI which is currently built removes the file
associations when the package is removed, instead of restoring them to
their previous values.  I have no idea how this can be fixed...


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