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Boy, oh boy. Do I feel like a shmuck or something. I sort of “extracted” myself from the WiX community, basically just because I felt so bad about my apparent slovenliness with this whole tallow extensions thing. Well, yesterday I finally posted the license agreement to Microsoft, signed by myself (about October 2004) and by our company's techinical director - at the end of January 2005 (!!!!), many, many months after I fist spoke about my extensions! Hopefully the letter will arrive in the States soon.

When I wrote my previous post, I was quite determined to get the license agreement away on that very day, but alas, that was not to be. I took the license agreement to my manager to sign, and where he, at our previous discussion, seemed more than willing to sign it, I suddenly ran head-on into a brick wall, and got the “yes, but what do we get out of it”-response. I'm not a big fan of that, especially since I feel that for everything a profit-making company gets for free from the open source community, it can at least give a few crumbs back - much in the same way that Microsoft has been doing recently.

Anyway, this led to a whole new research-initiative about our involvement with the project and open source in general.The end-result, although long-overdue, I can happily to say was a signature from our Technical Director on the license agreement, and I could post it yesterday.

While I am still working with the WiX toolset every day, I have now “released myself” to participate in the WiX newsgroups again. I'm behind about 285 posts (at last count) so I better catch up sometime. See you all on the flipside. (Whatever that means).

Posted on Thursday, February 3, 2005 10:31 AM Setup, Wix and MSI | Back to top

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Riko, have you posted the source for your extensions anywhere? I was just about to write the same thing but I noticed you had already done so.

I'd also like to generate a Feature fragment that references all the Components generated by Tallow.

Also, does your enhancement generate stable GUIDS like Mallow does?
Left by Haacked on May 03, 2005 6:52 PM

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I'm also interested in a copy of your tallow extensions but cant find them anywhere. If there is any chance of a copy please get back to me at THX :).
Left by dparting on Jul 27, 2005 5:48 AM

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Have you already posted it. If yes please let me know the URL i can download it from.
Or can you mail me the copy and

Left by Installer on Jun 01, 2006 2:58 AM

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I was just about to start writing another tallow/mallow tool but came across this, could I have a copy as well please?

Left by Dan on Nov 13, 2006 4:00 PM

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