Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 16:31 UTC
Windows Paul Thurrot: "Tipped off by a reader, I checked my System log in Event Viewer today and what did I find but a stack of pending updates for all of the core apps in Windows 8. I'm not 100 percent sure this is what I think it is. But if we're right, it looks like 18 of the core apps in Windows 8 are about to get updated. Or, almost all of them." Foley confirms it. By far Windows 8's weakest link, so I'm hoping this is true. Especially the Mail application is dreadful.
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by ze_jerkface on Sun 24th Mar 2013 22:48 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment"
ze_jerkface
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2012-06-22

Whereas with Windows 7 you directly coded against Win32, with the Windows Runtime you are an additional step removed from Win32, which makes it easy to replace it from under developers noses in the future.


Hmmmmm building a cleaner API on Win32 sounds like a good idea. They should design this new layer to support multiple languages and platforms, even a mobile subset. They could call it .NET.

The Windows Runtime could just as easily do the things that Win32 does itself, but it'd be a massive duplication of effort, given that Win32 itself still ships with Windows.


Microsoft's API history could be summed as as massive duplication of effort.

So I'm not entirely sure what you find so funny.


What I find funny is that both you and Microsoft execs don't seem to know much about developing software for Microsoft platforms. I develop Windows software for a living so you might want to consult me before providing shoddy defenses.

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