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 inno setup. 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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