9 minutes ago, SadCoder wrote
Losing your freedom is not a "little drawback".
I'm not calling it little.
Our concern is that in time, Microsoft will start killing off the other stuff and we will be stuck with WinRT.
That is why it is essential to not be locked inside a prison cell with the corporation as its guard.
If that's your fear, maybe it would be better to use a technology that no single corporation has complete control over?
You keep askin "Why do you want that..." ...WELL, THAT ATTITUDE IS EXACTLY WHAT STOPS THIS FROM GROWING. What do you mean "why?" THEN WHY did Microsoft create it in the first place? Only for the 10-20 yes-sayers around them?
I'm asking that question because I don't understand your line of reasoning.
When I start on a project, I figure out what is essential for that project and what isn't, and then pick a technology that best fits with those requirements. If it doesn't, I don't use it.
So I'm asking why you're using WinRT when it, as you point out, doesn't do what you want it to do, and why you're not considering the alternatives.
Are you for real or just trolling me?
Funnily, I was wondering the same thing. You seem hell bent on slavishly using WinRT because (according to you) that's what Microsoft says is the future, yet at the same time are accusing others of being "yes-sayers" who slavishly do whatever Microsoft tells them to do. That seems contradictory to me.