Linked by makfu on Tue 23rd Oct 2012 17:19 UTC
Windows Peter Bright has written a fascinating and well researched look into the real architecture and general internals of WinRT that largely contradicts some commonly accepted marketecture myths propagated by Microsoft (namely that WinRT is a new peer, NT native subsystem and framework alternative to traditional Win32 that doesn't depend on traditional Windows frameworks). Given all the recent news and discussions regarding the future of Windows and the openness of the platform, understanding WinRT's actual underpinnings and technical place in the Windows stack will prove valuable.
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by fadingdust on Tue 23rd Oct 2012 19:23 UTC
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That might be one of the more depressing articles I've read. I kinda thought MS had been making progress or something, but that laid everything out flat.
Next question, what happens in 2 years or so when manufacturers start moving on to 64bit edition ARMv8? WinRT, based on a subset of Win32.. I'm not familiar with what Win64 is, but does it mean WinRTv2?

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RE: Wow.
by moondevil on Tue 23rd Oct 2012 19:55 in reply to "Wow."
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Win32 is still the name of the C level API in Windows even for 64 bits.

There is no Win64 naming.

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RE: Wow.
by Nelson on Tue 23rd Oct 2012 20:02 in reply to "Wow."
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No. COM (and by extension WinRT) define a platform agnostic ABI and supporting new platforms (64bit ARM for example) is a compile switch away in the future.

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