Windows installer XML toolset (WiX) for Docker
It's currently difficult to create native high-quality installers for all major platforms in an automated way. The most difficult being Windows since the only native way to create Microsoft Installer (MSI) files is using Microsoft's own Windows-only tools.
The WiX project is Microsoft's oldest open-source project and fortunately it works on Linux under Wine using the .NET framework. It can generate MSI installers using
Like any Wine-based software, installing it correctly is flaky and cumbersome. This project provides a reliable way for installing WiX using the magic that is Docker.
How to use
You can play around with this Docker image by pulling it and starting a shell inside.
docker run -i -t justmoon/wix /bin/bash
WiX is installed in the
For production use I would recommend creating your own subimage using a Dockerfile like this:
FROM justmoon/wix MAINTAINER You <firstname.lastname@example.org> ADD example.wxs /home/wix/example.wxs RUN wine candle.exe /home/wix/example.wxs RUN wine light.exe /home/wix/example.wixobj