IIRC, even Scott Hanselman complained about the review system from time to time
@Proton2: Good point.
I have another question, he mentioned System Builder edition in the end, but not Retail version, why ?
@Maddus Mattus: unlikely, IIRC the reason they make it an optional pack is to save the decoder licensing cost for those dont use it. if its free, where is the cost ? why not build it in, out of box ? this doesnt make sense.Pricing for these Packs, as well as retail versions of Windows 8, will be announced closer to the release date. To give you some indication of Media Center Pack pricing, it will be in line with marginal costs.
Maybe these 'upgrade' packs for XP/Vista/7 users are the same as the 'Windows 8 Pro Pack' for 'Windows 8' users, which contains WMC. Maybe its just part of the deal till Jan 2013. Who knows, its alwasys confusing.
and also DevConnections http://devconnections.com/
Well, I found some statements about WindowsRuntime on Windows Phone 8 here
http://devconnections.com/shows/fall2012/sessions.aspx?s=190VRT417: Building Shared Metro Apps for Microsoft Surface and Windows Phone
Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 now share a common core. WinRT is the common denominator.
while on the other hand, he says:The differences are also more than skin deep. Windows Phone 8 supports all Windows Phone 7.5 applications, which were based on Silverlight 4 and XNA. Windows 8 Metro is all WinRT but has a .NET profile for Metro apps.
what the hell ?
Yes its been announced and Charles promised "more details in the near future".
but the phase 'compiling in the cloud' was very confusing, people thought Microsoft just run NGEN on the server and call it a big feature of innovation, that will be lame.
I think 'optimizing' is more appropriate here. Actually Kevin Gallo said apps will 'start faster and run faster', while NGEN or pre-jit might help in startup performance but can do little about runtime performance, so I think this 'Cloud JIT' or 'Cloud Code Generation' thing should be more like optimizing AOT compiler for MSIL, in order to improve the overall performance of managed apps.
WP8 may have similiar underlying platform as W8, but the exact API surface should be quite different. so dev events are needed. and apparently there will be, but not as big as BUILD/PDC I guess.
Well, I saw this completely accidentally but here is a patent application from MicrosoftOptimizer as an AppStore Service
United States Patent Application 334486.01
Filed December 15, 2011
Inventors: Surupa Biswas
Sounds like the Cloud JIT for Windows Phone 8 to me.
Well, you called it 'hood'
And a bug report for C9 site, the twitter link in the user info popup of avatar hovering is broken.
ah... I got a twitter account 'just in time' for ch9 live, and apparently it works fairly well.