[wix-users] WiX and APPX

Mohamed Shouman m.shouman at aucegypt.edu
Tue Dec 1 23:02:30 PST 2015

Hi Rob, All

I just want to clarify on what you have mentioned ( forgive my ignorance )

1. Are you saying that WiX directly cannot trigger .appx (which works on
say Windows store for example) thus giving ability to transition same
source code to .appx?
2. Does the extension you mentioned create .appx packages that can work in
Windows store e.g. in Windows 10 ? If so, how is this extension different
than having WiX directly do the work (I am unclear of the advantages of WiX
generating .appx directly vs extension you mentioned) i feel i am missing
3. Is the extension open source or need to work with FireGiant to get access


On Tue, Dec 1, 2015 at 10:37 PM, Rob Mensching <rob at firegiant.com> wrote:

> There were experiments but there was zero interest in AppX so everything
> put on hold. We plan to revisit the experiments post-v4.0. Actually, most
> of the cool things in v4.0 are ideas that came from those experiments.
> At FireGiant, we have taken a different tact for Nano Server and created
> an extension to create AppX with your MSI:
> https://www.firegiant.com/wix/appx/.
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> Subject: [wix-users] WiX and APPX
> Hi all,
> I was wondering if at some point WiX will support .APPX. There was a blog
> post mentioning that it should have been included in v 4.x is that still
> the case? Is there a simple example to construct / try?
> Thanks
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