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digitalmars.D.bugs - [Issue 10983] New: WinRT version specifier needed for the Windows Runtime

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           Summary: WinRT version specifier needed for the Windows Runtime
           Product: D
           Version: D2
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P2
         Component: DMD
        AssignedTo: nobody puremagic.com
        ReportedBy: flyboynw gmail.com


--- Comment #0 from Adam Wilson <flyboynw gmail.com> 2013-09-06 15:28:55 PDT ---
We need to add a WinRT version specifier to denote code that is specific to the
Windows Runtime platform that is available on Windows 8 and later. This
platform is distinct from the Win32 API's by the fact that it is OO and COM.
This should be considered a necessary first step to supporting WinRT.

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--- Comment #1 from Andrej Mitrovic <andrej.mitrovich gmail.com> 2013-09-07
20:24:28 PDT ---
First step yes, but I have some questions (don't take this too seriously
though):

- Is WinRT viable, or is it just going to fade away and die? It seems to me
it's less exciting than Silverlight, which is on life support. It's no big deal
if people want to add support to D (hey, it's their free time spent on it, not
mine), but it seems like an almost dead platform to me..

- Does Windows accept apps built with D for WinRT? AFAIK they all have to go
through the Windows store, which means MS has to approve them, right? I really
have no clue, I know Apple used to ban other languages (remember that huge
backslash story, heh).

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--- Comment #2 from Adam Wilson <flyboynw gmail.com> 2013-09-09 11:34:35 PDT ---
For the most part, WinRT is an OO wrapper around Win32. But it's probably
better to think of it as Microsoft's new method of developing API's for
Windows. For example, if you want any of the new Sensors API's your ONLY option
is WinRT. Practically, Win32 has been deprecated for new work.

Silverlight was DevDiv, and was a major threat to WinDiv because it allowed you
to develop on OSX. Internal politics put SL on life-support. :-)

Unlike Apple, the Windows Store makes no specification about the language used
to construct apps. The acceptance process consists of a gamut of automated and
IRL-user performance and standards conformance tests.

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--- Comment #3 from Andrej Mitrovic <andrej.mitrovich gmail.com> 2013-09-09
12:32:23 PDT ---
(In reply to comment #2)
 For the most part, WinRT is an OO wrapper around Win32. But it's probably
 better to think of it as Microsoft's new method of developing API's for
 Windows. For example, if you want any of the new Sensors API's your ONLY option
 is WinRT. Practically, Win32 has been deprecated for new work.
Hmm yeah, from what I hear win32 is still being used behind-the-scenes for WinRT, which probably means it won't go away any time soon. I think the "start menu" backslash and subsequent reintroduction shows MS can't really break features without paying a price. I mean, imagine if win32-based apps didn't work in e.g. Win9, I think that would make it a dead-on-arrival OS. Well, I reserve my doubts about WinRT, but if someone wants to work on it, go ahead. -- Configure issuemail: http://d.puremagic.com/issues/userprefs.cgi?tab=email ------- You are receiving this mail because: -------
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