DAFFODIL-2047 adds support for building a windows MSI installer. It does this by using the sbt native-packager plugin which uses WiX tools for building MSI's. Unfortunately, WiX tools are windows only right now.
Our release script requires Linux for building tars and rpms. And it's important that that tar/rpm/msi that we build are build at the same time to ensure the Jars are exatly the same. So we need a way to run WiX tools on linux. There are some reports that WiX tools can run under wine, so we need to A) figure out and document steps to get WIX tools to run under wine and B) determine how we can get the sbt-native-packager plugin to run wine rather than run WiX tools directly.