Please Wait While We Fumble Around in the Registry

I really like Windows Live Writer.  But what’s up with the installer?

Why should it take long to determine which Windows Live applications are installed?  Hey, Microsoft developers, I’ve got a new word for you: manifest.  Would it be too hard to just have a file that contains the Windows Live applications and their versions?  I’m sure it would take a lot less time to “Search”.

Oh, yeah.  A loooong time.  Just under 15 minutes.

Seriously, folks.  If you can’t write better apps than that, I have grave concerns for the future of your company.