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in writing some plugins for windows live writer i started out creating a deployment package.  first, i suck at writing installers.  i rely on tools to do it for me.  for writer plugins, it really is a simple process to ensure the plugin is installed in the right directory, that's it.

so using the visual studio 2005 package project, i went about creating my msi.  add file, put destination directory, build.  when i run the msi, it takes FOREVER.  what gives?  why does a simple operation take so long.

it frustrated me, so i gave up and went to .  simple, lean, fast.  installer runs in nanoseconds (okay, not nano, but compared to msi, it is).

so someone enlighten me...what gives with MSI and simple operations?



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