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PrimalScript and Wix Toolset

Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 9:50 am
by glennb
I may need to create an a few installers using the WIX Toolset. Would PrimalScript be useful for this project?
WIX is not listed as one of the languages but I understand the scripts are written using XML.
Would Primal XML be useful for this project?
Thanks, Glenn

Re: PrimalScript and Wix Toolset

Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 10:22 am
by jvierra
WIX? With is a program.

It is hard to understand what you are asking.

Yes, PrimalScript is useful for writing XML. I use it frequently. The assumption is that you know XML and that you know the schema of the XML you are writing. PS will do basic checking of the XML structure. It will allow you to edit the XML in a controlled way and it helps prevent basic syntax and structure violations.

Re: PrimalScript and Wix Toolset

Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 3:06 am
by glennb
I am not familiar with WIX toolset yet, but here is a brief description.

The Windows Installer XML (WIX) Toolset is a free software toolset that builds Windows Installer packages from XML code. It consists of a command-line environment that developers may integrate into their build processes to build MSI and MSM packages.

What would be the better package to purchase for using WIX to build MSI (or EXE) for a few products; PrimalScript or PrimalXML?

Re: PrimalScript and Wix Toolset

Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 1:02 pm
by Alexander Riedel
That really depends on your preference. I do a lot of work with WiX for the installers that PrimalScript can create directly, so I use PrimalScript for editing the XML as well. (I am biased though :D ) PrimalXML will work for you too if all you do is XML. Both are available as 45 day trial, so I would say install both and see which one you like best.

Re: PrimalScript and Wix Toolset

Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 7:08 am
by glennb
Thanks Alexander! I have started 45 day trials as you suggested but I would like to decide today since the software sale ends tonight. PrimalXML looks pretty slim. Does PrimalScript offer anything for the installer build process other than editing the XML files?