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WiX Toolset v3.6

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Released: Sep 3, 2012
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Release Notes

This version of WiX has been replaced by WiX v3.10.2 because it contains mitigations for Windows vulnerabilities.

WiX Toolset v3.6 introduces the Burn bootstrapper/chaining engine and support for Visual Studio 2012 and .NET Framework 4.5. Other minor functionality includes:
  • WixDependencyExtension supports dependency checking among MSI packages.
  • WixFirewallExtension supports more features of Windows Firewall.
  • WixTagExtension supports Software Id Tagging.
  • WixUtilExtension now supports recursive directory deletion.
  • Melt simplifies pure-WiX patching by extracting .msi package content and updating .wixpdb files to match.
  • Pyro lets you rewrite named bind paths to allow the use of .wixpdb files with different local file paths.
  • Retina lets you extract and rebuild files in a .wixlib to allow you to, for example, sign files embedded in a .wixlib.
  • Shine scans WiX authoring, projects, and output to diagram their relationships.
  • .wixproj MSBuild projects support incremental build.
  • Language enhancements include:
    • PatchFamilyGroup allows grouping of patch families.
    • MediaTemplate automates and simplifies multi-cab authoring.
    • Localization now supports localizing controls and dialogs in addition to strings.
    • RegistryKey/@Action has been deprecated in favor of ForceCreateOnInstall and ForceDeleteOnUninstall attributes.
    • LayoutDirectory and LayoutDirectoryRef have been obsoleted.
  • And many (493!) bug fixes.
The v3.6 RTM build is v3.6.3303.0.

For more information see:

Update: WiX v3.6.3303.1 fixed the bundle for Visual Studio 2005 compatilibity. No other changes were made.

Update 2: Added to include IA-64 binaries that were missing. No other changes were made.

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