The primary goal of the WiX v3.11 development cycle was to support Visual Studio 2017. We met that goal, with more than the usual number of challenges, due to the scope of changes in Visual Studio 2017.
In previous versions of WiX v3.x, Votive, the Visual Studio extension for WiX, was part of the WiX installer. Due to Visual Studio 2017’s changes to support multiple instances, WiX v3.11 now comes in two parts:
- The WiX build tools, MSBuild support, extensions, and SDKs. These are delivered in the WiX v3.11 bundle.
- The Visual Studio extension, one for each supported version of Visual Studio (2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2017). These are available from the Visual Studio Marketplace.
Plenty of other stuff happened in the WiX v3.11 cycle, too. For details on bug fixes, new features, and other changes, please see the release notes on GitHub.