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 Nelson on Sun 24th Mar 2013 18:07 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment"
Nelson
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Currently I have no reason to upgrade, but I am hoping that by Windows 9, or whatever it will be called, we could get a WinRT with broader support for desktop applications.

Win32 is huge, as it covers all operating system layers, so I do understand that Microsoft takes time to provide a WinRT that provides comparable set of APIs.


You know what, I used to be against this, but I've since come around to accept that this is a reasonable position.

Windows 8 is positioned as a transitional release, and as such, the Windows Runtime should be extended to Desktop apps to aid in this transition.

Win32 is going away for a few client releases of Windows anyway, so there's no use in making people suffer as if it were.


They had to focus on the ones required for mobile development, because that is where they are being hit right now.

Anyway with Cocoa, Android and WinRT we have an ongoing transition where the userland is becoming OO based.

Just the usual suspects will be stuck in C land in the future, maybe.


Yes, even more exciting is that WinRT (read: COM) now supports aggregate based class inheritance which makes things a lot more useful.

That, plus the trend towards asynchronous continuation based APIs in WinRT.

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