[wix-devs] Bal.wixext BA x64/ARM64 support
r.sean.hall at gmail.com
Tue Jul 14 14:31:18 PDT 2020
1. How strongly do you feel about that? This is a rabbit hole I don't want
to go down.
2b. There is always exactly one UX container in a bundle and that's what
BootstrapperApplicationContainerRef would be referencing. I get that we
haven't done that before but I think it makes sense to bake the Id into the
element name here.
On Wed, Jul 15, 2020 at 5:03 AM Rob Mensching <rob at firegiant.com> wrote:
> 1. I missed that "Theme" was purely an add. In that case, Theme="custom"
> (or something to that effect) could be required to use "ThemeFile".
> 2a. Yeah, that's busted behavior. We shouldn't do that.
> 2b. "Ref"s have "Id"s and reference "something". We don't have many
> elements that merge but I think that makes most sense in this case. The
> alternative is to use a "ContainerRef" element to a well-known name--like
> "BundleApplicationContainer"--and allow ContainerRef to have child payloads
> but that isn't more discoverable.
> -----Original Message-----
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> Subject: Re: [wix-devs] Bal.wixext BA x64/ARM64 support
> 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,
> > <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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> > Sean Hall via wix-devs
> > Sent: Wednesday, July 8, 2020 5:50 AM
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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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