We have been keeping a close eye on the thread here and I wanted to reply to some of the messages...
John Galt wrote:Please please please put this in and end the bootstrap crap.
The Windows Installer team completely understands the pain associated with bootstrappers, and we will be working hard in the future to address the situation. Unfortunately, we were not able to do this work in Windows Installer 4.0, but rest assured that we will be looking at this very closely for our next release.
KenQ wrote:Seriously, a central way of updating ALL your applications (regardless if there were written by Microsoft or not) would be a dream come true.
I agree completely with the other sentiments on this thread that the operating system really needs a central application update mechanism. I believe that the Windows Installer 4.0 provides the necessary infrastructure so that it will be possible for Microsoft (or a 3rd party) to build such a solution in the future.
And finally, thanks to those of you who attended our Windows Installer 4.0 chat on Tuesday. If you were not able to attend, a transcript will available here within the next few days.
- Tyler Robinson
- Program Manager, Windows Installer