[wix-devs] 4666 - Add support in Burn for versions that aren't valid MSI versions

Sean Hall r.sean.hall at gmail.com
Sun Jun 28 14:28:33 PDT 2020

I can't find examples right now, but I know some people have been blocked
from using Burn because they're interacting with third-party MSI packages
with versions that Burn can't handle. This is what I'm interested in
fixing. I expect SemVer to be part of this fix.

On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 6:39 AM Bob Arnson <bob at firegiant.com> wrote:

> There's a lot of math in the code that assumes bundle versions are QWORDs.
> Some people want to show versions that are QWORDable but "special" (like
> leading zeroes and such). Short of SemVer, I'm not sure it's worth a change.
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> Subject: [wix-devs] 4666 - Add support in Burn for versions that aren't
> valid MSI versions
> https://github.com/wixtoolset/issues/issues/4666 was written to ask
> whether Burn should support semantic versioning. To me, that would also
> mean getting Burn not to assume that all versions can be specified in a
> My intuition tells me that this would be a breaking change. Has anyone put
> enough thought into designing this to prove it can be done in a
> non-breaking way?
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