__/ [ Larry Qualig ] on Thursday 23 March 2006 14:59 \__
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> __/ [ Sinister Midget ] on Thursday 23 March 2006 10:51 \__
>> > On 2006-03-22, Erik Funkenbusch <erik@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> posted
>> > something concerning:
>> >> On Wed, 22 Mar 2006 12:53:49 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> >>>| All we hear about Longhorn, though, seems to be about the removal of
>> >>>| one promised feature after another. I had lunch recently with a
>> >>>| former Microsoft product manager who was bemoaning the fact that the
>> >>>| "three pillars of Longhorn," which he said were the basis for its
>> >>>| development, had all been removed. These were the fancy file
>> >>>| structure, the new presentation manager, and a communications
>> >>>| system?things that were going to make the OS a platform for what were
>> >>>| described as Service-Oriented Applications (SOA).
>> >> This is wrong. Indigo (Windows Commmunication Framework) and Avalon
>> >> (Windows Presentation Framework) will still ship with Vista. They just
>> >> won't be installed by default (they come on the CD along with it).
>> >> WinFS will come as a service pack 6-12 months later.
>> As in 2009? For all I know, Microsoft are only buying time. They could
>> wind up releasing Vista at the end of 2007 (you know, for Christmas, just
>> as promised). Originally, Longhorn was due to be released in 2003, so 4
>> years of delay make 10 months seem like a breeze. How bloody long will
>> they test it? The alphas of Longhorn have been 'in the wild' for almost a
> --> The alphas of Longhorn have been 'in the wild' for almost a year!
> Well over a year actually. When I was working for Groove Networks we
> had an alpha (or whatever they were calling it) installed and running
> on a system in late 2004.
I stand corrected. Make it ~three years in public/restricted testing phase.
Also remember the subsequence 2005 fallback, which brought Windows back to a
2003 codebase. If only it was modular in the first place...
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