[wix-users] Non versioned files

John Cooper JoCooper at jackhenry.com
Mon Aug 29 06:10:02 PDT 2016

Pitfall is that the behavior of the Component will be determined by whatever file is the key path.  If it is a non-versioned file, you have non-versioned file behavior (e.g., comparison with the hashes and timestamps, etc.) where in some scenarios the payload files will not be processed.

I would use a key path calculated to have the install/update/repair/uninstall behavior you want for the payload un-versioned files.

John Merryweather Cooper
Senior Software Engineer -- Integration Development Group -- Enterprise Notification Service
Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.® | Lenexa, KS  66214 | Office:  913-341-3434x431050
JoCooper at jackhenry.com

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I think we all agree best practice says 1 file = 1 component and I think this works for you general installs.

I ship over 36,000 files of which 34,000 are not DLL's, exe or OCX's files. Instead they are XML, XSD or other etc.

Would it be safe to group 'n' number of XML files into 1 component, 'n' amount of XSD into another component etc. or should it stay 1 file 1 component?

If grouped what if the max number of files I should put into a component and why?



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