Saturday, November 29, 2008

MSE-iT Setup Bootstrapper is now open source

Ever installed a .NET application? Windows Installer XML (WiX) is really great to develop your MSI packages. But what if the user hasn't installed the .NET Framework oder some other prerequisites? Then you need a bootstrapper! A bootstrapper is a program, mostly SETUP.EXE that does the dirty job for you. But you can't develop a bootstrapper in C#, because of the missing .NET Framework. MSE-iT has a nice bootstrapper written in C++ with a very small footprint. We will use this for our brand new accounting software for travel agencies. And i will provide it to the community:

Project on CodePlex:
MSE-iT Setup Bootstrapper

The project is in Setup stage, it will be available in a view days.

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