[wix-users] Obfuscation and patching.

Tyler Gustafson tgustafson at solacom.com
Thu Jan 26 08:06:02 PST 2017

Pass the -delta argument to your call to pyro.exe. As for documentation, I did a quick search but didn't find much. You can probably google around a bit and get more info. In a nutshell it works by trying to only include the changes in a file required to bring it up to the next version instead of including the whole file it's self. It has the potential to make your patches much smaller in size although occasionally there isn't much benefit.


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From: wix-users [mailto:wix-users-bounces at lists.wixtoolset.org] On Behalf Of robert_yang at agilent.com
Sent: January-26-17 10:01 AM
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Subject: Re: [wix-users] Obfuscation and patching.

"I would not expect there to be any blocking issues. From a build time perspective it may be advantageous to create the patches in "whole file" mode."

Dumb question: we've been doing patching more or less as explained in the "Using simply Wix" help topic.  I assume that means "whole file" mode, which to me means the file is either replaced with the new version, or not at all (?)  Is there a "delta" mode, how does it work, and how is it turned on ?  Is there a help topic or blog entry on this subject that I missed ?

Thanks !

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