Comment Feed for Channel 9 - Chris Sells - Is it really true that you're working on a Longhorn version of Solitaire?https://sec.ch9.ms/content/feedimage.pngChannel 9 - Chris Sells - Is it really true that you're working on a Longhorn version of Solitaire?Chris Sells, program manager on MSDN (he's the guy who runs the
MSDN/Longhorn developer center) talks about how he's reworking Solitaire for Longhorn.
Solitaire is, he says, the most used Windows application.
Coming over the next week on Channel9 we'll talk more with Chris and get a tour of MSDN too.enMon, 25 Jul 2016 17:48:52 GMTMon, 25 Jul 2016 17:48:52 GMTRev9Re: Chris Sells - Is it really true that you're working on a Longhorn version of Solitaire?
(well, just if it's not too buggy *g*)

Michael

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Wed, 14 Apr 2004 19:45:55 GMThttps://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/TheChannel9Team/Chris-Sells-Is-it-really-true-that-youre-working-on-a-Longhorn-version-of-Solitaire#c632175687550000000michaeltalRe: Chris Sells - Is it really true that you're working on a Longhorn version of Solitaire?
I mean, for instance:

Drop solitaire on a server and share the app. Then use some load testing software to simulate 200 users. It crashes. Can't even handle 200 users!

What's the point I say!

So, Chris totally has the write idea, let's recreate this in managed code AND with vector graphics so that the graphics AND the application are scalable.

Well done Chris.

posted by Jeremy W

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Wed, 14 Apr 2004 20:12:22 GMThttps://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/TheChannel9Team/Chris-Sells-Is-it-really-true-that-youre-working-on-a-Longhorn-version-of-Solitaire#c632175703420000000Jeremy WRe: Chris Sells - Is it really true that you're working on a Longhorn version of Solitaire?

cheers,
Stoyan

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Wed, 14 Apr 2004 20:29:02 GMThttps://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/TheChannel9Team/Chris-Sells-Is-it-really-true-that-youre-working-on-a-Longhorn-version-of-Solitaire#c632175713420000000StoyanRe: Chris Sells - Is it really true that you're working on a Longhorn version of Solitaire?
Now Freecell - well that's the digital equilavent of crack. I had to uninstall it from my work machine.

posted by Shawn

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Wed, 14 Apr 2004 22:21:17 GMThttps://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/TheChannel9Team/Chris-Sells-Is-it-really-true-that-youre-working-on-a-Longhorn-version-of-Solitaire#c632175780770000000ShawnRe: Chris Sells - Is it really true that you're working on a Longhorn version of Solitaire?
Right, by 2006 when most of the world finally weans itself from a debilitating Solitaire dependency, out comes "Longhorn Solitaire"...

Chris mentioned something about a migration away from bitmap graphics to vector based images. I recall something about it being standard throughout the UI of "Win2006"? And of course, SVG has been a threat for some years now, though I have yet to see an actual
application where its critical.

I can see where the traditional advantages to using vector images arise (scalability, compression, processing, etc) but as graphics processors explode in capability, won't there be a tradeoff in high-res image quality? Especially as digital photo formats become
ubiquitous..I just see the trend evolving toward photo-realism, in textures, and UI elements. The same effects easily achieved in vector based imaging can be realized with bitmaps as processing power becomes a non-issue.

Are you using *.wmf or a new file format? There are all sorts of current wmf issues I don't even want to get into...

aq

ps dudes, more chris vids!

posted by AQ

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Thu, 15 Apr 2004 01:59:04 GMThttps://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/TheChannel9Team/Chris-Sells-Is-it-really-true-that-youre-working-on-a-Longhorn-version-of-Solitaire#c632175911440000000AQRe: Chris Sells - Is it really true that you're working on a Longhorn version of Solitaire?
the Avalon page of the Longhorn Developer Center). The increasing processing power in the video cards is what's enabling all kind of fancy graphics and visualization, of which scaling
vectors is a tiny part. And bitmaps don't scale very well, especially when compared to how well vectors scale.

And you should get more than your fill of Chris vids in the coming days. : )

posted by csells

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Also... could their be a simple IDE like we used to have qBasic?

posted by qwert231

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Thu, 15 Apr 2004 14:23:21 GMThttps://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/TheChannel9Team/Chris-Sells-Is-it-really-true-that-youre-working-on-a-Longhorn-version-of-Solitaire#c632176358010000000qwert231Re: Chris Sells - Is it really true that you're working on a Longhorn version of Solitaire?
http://www.b3ta.com/interview/solitaire/ ;-p

posted by Foss

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Thu, 15 Apr 2004 14:30:12 GMThttps://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/TheChannel9Team/Chris-Sells-Is-it-really-true-that-youre-working-on-a-Longhorn-version-of-Solitaire#c632176362120000000FossRe: Chris Sells - Is it really true that you're working on a Longhorn version of Solitaire?
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Fri, 16 Apr 2004 11:32:05 GMThttps://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/TheChannel9Team/Chris-Sells-Is-it-really-true-that-youre-working-on-a-Longhorn-version-of-Solitaire#c632177119250000000jkwuc89Re: Chris Sells - Is it really true that you're working on a Longhorn version of Solitaire?
documenting his Solitaire efforts on MSDN.

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Tue, 20 Apr 2004 04:01:36 GMThttps://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/TheChannel9Team/Chris-Sells-Is-it-really-true-that-youre-working-on-a-Longhorn-version-of-Solitaire#c632180304960000000brian.shapiroRe: Chris Sells - Is it really true that you're working on a Longhorn version of Solitaire?
This application unbugly fun!

posted by Nicholas

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Tue, 20 Apr 2004 06:56:14 GMThttps://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/TheChannel9Team/Chris-Sells-Is-it-really-true-that-youre-working-on-a-Longhorn-version-of-Solitaire#c632180409740000000NicholasRe: Chris Sells - Is it really true that you're working on a Longhorn version of Solitaire?
(Checkers/Mastermind/Solitaire/Poker/Blackjack etc.. ......)