WiX Toolset with Rob Mensching
Installation is in chaos! Carl and Richard talk to Rob Mensching about the crazy amount of change that has come to distributing and installing software. The conversation references a comment from a listener about the diversity of server installation solutions including MSDeploy. But what about the desktop? As Rob says, things have been pretty stable for a long time with the MSI - and Rob led the WiX Toolset project to make MSIs. But with AppStores, MSIs are looking long in the tooth. What does the new desktop installation look like?
Rob Mensching is probably best known as the benevolent dictator of the WiX Toolset. In 2013, he co-founded FireGiant to provide tools and support for creating Windows installation packages with the WiX Toolset. Prior to FireGiant, Rob was a Principal Software Engineer at Microsoft where he worked on setup and deployment for Microsoft Office, Windows and Visual Studio.