Windows 8 Metro Installations
Posted 21 April 2012 - 04:21
It seems Visual Studio 11 will simply be automatically creating the installers for all Metro apps, and there's no chance to run custom code at install time either (bye-bye custom actions!)
Does this mean installers are finally becoming obsolete?
Posted 21 April 2012 - 08:43
Posted 21 April 2012 - 15:18
As far as Metro is concerned though, installers are obsolete, are they not?
First it was MSI...then ClickOnce...then Metro...
Is it me or does Microsoft keep changing the setup tech?
Will we really need setup authoring tools for Metro applications at all?
Posted 24 April 2012 - 16:54
Posted 24 April 2012 - 17:36
Yes, from my understanding, AppX is the way to ship Metro Apps.
Posted 25 April 2012 - 02:02
How do you think vendors like InstallShield will react to the brand new AppX package format? Specifically:
1) Is there, even theoretically, any room for third party vendors to "add value" into this format?
Since no code is allowed to run, I would think not...
2) If not, do you think they would still support creation of such packages - even though it really won't do anything over Visual Studio's own build process?
3) If yes, what exactly do you think could be done inside an AppX package given the restriction that no custom code can run? Surely, Visual Studio would include every required file inside the package?
I am really wondering how the tooling industry around installers will evolve in Windows 8...