[wix-devs] Bal.wixext BA x64/ARM64 support

Sean Hall r.sean.hall at gmail.com
Wed Jul 8 15:37:15 PDT 2020

1. I'm just translating what was happening in v3. When picking an Id to
reference, there was no vanilla WixStandardBootstrapperApplication Id. You
can always overwrite the theme using the existing ThemeFile attribute.

2a. This problem you're worried about already exists is a slightly
different form - https://github.com/wixtoolset/issues/issues/5273.

2b. I was thinking about merging, which is why I suggested
BootstrapperApplicationContainerRef not BootstrapperApplicationContainer. I
think I prefer this one.

On Thu, Jul 9, 2020 at 8:09 AM Rob Mensching <rob at firegiant.com> wrote:

> 1. I'm a little concerned about making Theme an enum. I guess we couldn't
> add a Theme without update the extension, so the enum could be enhanced at
> that time. But isn't it possible to provide your own custom theme in v3?
> 2. I'm waffling between two options for including more payloads into the
> BA container:
> 2a. The "BootstrapperApplication='yes'" option - this is probably the
> easiest to slip into the system. I worry a bit about what happens if you
> create a payload group with mixed use of BootstrapperApplication, like:
>    <PayloadGroup Id="Stuff">
>      <Payload Source="bastuff.bmp" BootstrapperApplication="yes" />
>      <Payload Source="notbastuff.bmp" />
>    </PayloadGroup>
> 2b. Introduce "BootstrapperApplicationContainer" (or better name) element
> - this would allow child Payload and PayloadGroups elements and all
> resulting child Payloads (after flattening) would be
> BootstrapperApplication data. That avoids the problem above. We would then
> need to decide if "BootstrapperApplicationContainer" can be defined
> multiple times and silently merge or if there can be only one. We could
> also decide if BootstrapperApplication element should allow children or
> instead make developer use new "BootstrapperApplicationContainer" element.
> If we went with 2b. I think I'd go with silent merging (like the UI
> element) and allow BootstrapperApplication to continue to act as a
> BootstrapperApplicationContainer. That should also be pretty minimally
> disruptive, I think.
> -----Original Message-----
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> Cc: Sean Hall <r.sean.hall at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [wix-devs] Bal.wixext BA x64/ARM64 support
> I created a WIP for this at
> https://wixtoolset.org/development/wips/6209-multi-architecture-bal/. We
> need to decide how to expose the UX container in authoring.

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