Update the Windows installer to build on modern Windows and drop 32-bit.
Review Request #12689 — Created Oct. 18, 2022 and submitted — Latest diff uploaded
This change allows the RBTools for Windows installer to build on modern
Windows systems, with the latest versions of the .NET Framework SDK,
the Windows SDK, and Visual Studio Build Tools.
This is tested on a Windows Server 2022 build VM.
Common WiX property groups have been moved out into
help with maintenance. These property groups define some common
directories, file paths, and signing information used by both
MSBuild.exefrom Visual Studio Build Tools is now used,
instead of the older version from the .NET Framework SDK. The latter
doesn't work with modern versions of the Windows SDK, and crashes. We
discover this in
build-installer.batby using Visual Studio's
vswhereutility, as documented by Microsoft. This should be more
It also drops support for the 32-bit installer. As nearly all systems
are going to be 64-bit these days, and given our target version of
Python 3.10 (which will be in another change), it doesn't seem to make
much sense to continue shipping 32-bit support.
Successfully built the RBTools for Windows installer on Windows Server
2022 with the latest versions of all SDKs and tools.