Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Nov 2009 16:13 UTC
Windows Microsoft's Professional Developers Conference is currently under way, and as usual, the technical fellows at Microsoft gave speeches about the deep architecture of Windows - in this case, Windows 7 of course. As it turns out, quite some seriously impressive changes have been made to the very core of Windows - all without breaking a single application. Thanks to BetaNews for summarising this technical talk so well.
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Application Breakage...
by TemporalBeing on Tue 17th Nov 2009 18:11 UTC
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As it turns out, quite some seriously impressive changes have been made to the very core of Windows - all without breaking a single application.


Well, when you change the code without changing interfaces then yes - you better not have application breakage.

Except, in this case they improved performance and there are likely applications out there that may have relied on the timing to keep from breaking - so likely, they have broken some applications.

Though anyone writing an application that is that dependent on timing deserves to have it break when the timing changes like that.

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