[wix-devs] Burn micro repo(s)

Sean Hall r.sean.hall at gmail.com
Mon Dec 31 22:13:21 PST 2018

I pushed the BalExtension repo. But I had to basically leave the wixlib
empty because I guess compiling bundle related elements isn't currently
working? The error I'm getting says it's from wix.targets, I thought Rob
already fixed that? I'll probably come back and add tests once someone gets
the bundle stuff compiling.

"C:\src\mynewwix4\Bal.wixext\Bal.wixext.sln" (default target) (1) ->
"C:\src\mynewwix4\Bal.wixext\src\wixlib\bal.wixproj" (default target) (4) ->
(CoreWixBuild target) ->

error : Cannot convert string 'Attached' to a 'number' field type.
error : Parameter name: value

On Sat, Dec 29, 2018 at 10:06 PM Sean Hall <r.sean.hall at gmail.com> wrote:

> I ended up going with BootstrapperCore. If someone comes up with a better
> name we can change it.
> I was able to login to AppVeyor but don't see any options to set it up for
> the new repository. I'll be pushing the burn repo and the balutil repo
> shortly, they'll reference the nuget package from there with the version of
> 4.0.1. We should be able to easily update the Nuget package reference with
> the script I sent in this pull request
> https://github.com/wixtoolset/Home/pull/1 if the first package has a
> different number.
> On Fri, Dec 28, 2018 at 1:15 PM Sean Hall <r.sean.hall at gmail.com> wrote:
>> So to recap, we have a repo with the Burn engine that we're going to name
>> burn. The Burn engine interacts with a user provided
>> BootstrapperApplication through the interfaces in this unnamed repository.
>> We can't call it anything with Burn because that's intended to be an
>> internal name. Burn is WiX's bootstrapper, but we don't want to call it
>> Bootstrapper either. Which probably means no one is ever going to be able
>> to guess what this Nuget package is going to be called.
>> What about splitting it into two repos - BootstrapperApplication and
>> BootstrapperEngine?
>> On Fri, Dec 28, 2018 at 1:00 PM Rob Mensching via wix-devs <
>> wix-devs at lists.wixtoolset.org> wrote:
>>> We've generally avoided using the codename "Burn" in the public
>>> interfaces. That's why "Bootstrapper" is everywhere (despite the fact that
>>> I always typo that word).

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