well, it looks like there is something called HFML, most likely Hologram Framework Markup Language. not sure if that is this though.
the tool chestis just HoloStudio, as Alex Kipman said its just a sample app, like paintbrush in early version of Windows, whichisa demo of the GUI environment, HoloStudio is a demo of Holographics.
well, in case you are interested, there are many new pdb files in Windows 10 9926 symbols packages are actually the Windows Holographic stuff, including device drivers, shell components, sample apps, HoloStudio, and SDK stuff like the simulator etc, among them there are some Windows.Mirage.*.dll files looks like the WinRT API surface for Holographics stuff, I extracted some symbols from them.
notice there are many 3D models/animations stuff, but also some UI controls like
and there are many "markup" related stuff, even mentions Xaml:
So, maybe we can build holograms in Xaml :)
those min/max/close buttons occupy a corner for the view, you can customize their colors (foreground/background), there is also api like SuppressSystemOverlays etc, not sure what exactly they will do yet. :)
the charms menu is not there I think, you can build your own ui into your app itself.
not sure about popup window.
Windows 9901 Windows.UI.ViewManagement.ApplicationViewTitleBar.ExtendViewIntoTitleBar = true; shows chromeless window pic.twitter.com/FnhpbJd0OP— WalkingCat (@h0x0d) 2015/1/8
@felix9: Free for a year seems to imply that you will be charged some money after the year has elapsed, also surprised that a lot of the news websites have not picked up on it as this is pretty big news?
It would be terrific if this were this the case, as in you can upgrade for free within 12 months, then chargeable afterwards. If businesses do the sums, then that is indeed a carrot. If you need someone to spread the message, send me an email :P
Obviously I share the concerns about upgrading a machine, contracting a virus or just plain needing to reinstall Windows then having to purchase a license?
while I'm still not exactly sure what will happen if you wiped the harddrive and reinstalled Windows, but Terry Myerson said clearly its free-for-life license if you upgrade in a year, not a yearly subscription or like, no need to pay anything after a year, so, not a trial.