I'm using Wise for Windows Installer for packaging few applications. Right now the entire process is manual. I'm trying to automate the task of MSI creation including adding files, merge modules, putting shortcuts and icon for add/remove program, etc. Can anybody give me some info on it.
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[font="trebuchet ms"]go to the altiris wise forum site and search for macros under wfwi & wps... a jmcfayden has written extensively and brilliantly on the subject over the years...
Answered 01/29/2008 by: kiptek
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I wonder how it could be automated? Files will be sourced in different locations, each app will have different registry settings, will install to different folders, merge modules will be different (or not required) for each package....
Answered 01/30/2008 by: VBScab
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i have in the past done this for some apps where you are performing repetitive tasks, eg in a build environment where your source, behavior and output are predictable. so let's say an app gets updated source files, etc every month, or every quarter, then with macros all u do is put in the verion and it should source the files, and build MSI.
Answered 01/30/2008 by: kiptek
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Actually its just one package. I have to do it manually every time there's change in that project so testers can install it in their machine to test. I just need to automate some of the stuffs that I'm doing manually through Installation Expert of WFWI to create the setup MSI/exe.
Answered 01/30/2008 by: marashid
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I'm using Wise for Windows Installer for packaging few applications.
Actually its just one package.
Jeez...if it is actually one, then use a macro.
Answered 01/31/2008 by: VBScab
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Well to keep the discussion useful and positive,

I'm thinking that WiX might be a good solution for you?

http://wix.sourceforge.net/
http://www.tramontana.co.hu/wix/
Answered 02/01/2008 by: jib
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