[wix-users] Registering COM servers with WiX

Christopher Painter chrpai at iswix.com
Tue Oct 15 15:46:57 PDT 2019

If the harvesting is happening during the build (which I generally avoid) then I could see why it matters.

If the harvesting is done one time by a developer and statically authored into the .wxs  I don't see why it should matter.

Heat is my first go to for harvesting.  After that I break out InstallShield and/or use a tool like InstallWatcher Pro  to snapshot the registry deltas to catch what heat has missed.

Thankfully I don't do much COM this day. I  did have to write an installer for a customer with a legacy VB6 app the last month and I realized how much I had forgotten how much I disliked COM.

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Why are proprietary options not an option? Is the project under a special OSS license that requires all tooling to build the project also be open source?

Or do you really mean the harvesting option needs to be free?

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Subject: [wix-users] Registering COM servers with WiX

Hi all,

What is the best way of registering both out of process and in process com servers with WiX?

Am I still best using heat, or is there some other option I haven't come across?
This project is open source, so any proprietary options are not an option.
Any help appreciated.


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