[wix-devs] WixGamingExtension

Sean Hall r.sean.hall at gmail.com
Fri May 1 18:03:08 PDT 2020

Yes, we should archive the repo and deprecate the extension in v3.14.

On Sat, May 2, 2020 at 10:20 AM Bob Arnson via wix-devs <
wix-devs at lists.wixtoolset.org> wrote:

> The Windows Game Explorer, which WixGamingExtension supports, was a
> Windows 7 feature that died an ignominious death by Windows 8. (The
> underlying interfaces are still present, of course; Windows code never
> dies, it just gets replaced with something incompatible and "better" - or
> not.)
> So I'm proposing that we archive the
> https://github.com/wixtoolset/Gaming.wixext repo immediately. Any
> objections?
> Up for question: Should we add a deprecation message to WixGamingExtension
> In WiX v3.14? I suspect that no product actually shipped using this
> extension, including the product I originally wrote it for 12 years ago:
> http://www.joyofsetup.com/2008/04/22/new-wix-feature-gaming-extension/
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