Is it just me, or is it looking more likely that tools for WPF (like a designer that works) will be available with Orcas and not as an extension to 2005?
I just read Tim Sneath's post about the latest Orcas CTP , in particular this quote.
Tim Sneath wrote:"Orcas" has a ton of new features for WPF development over the releases that we shipped as extensions for Visual Studio 2005.
Correct me if I am wrong, but Microsoft hasn't actually shipped RTM extensions for WPF development have they?
And if the Orcas release is getting more love what are the chances that Cider will just stop being released?
Maybe I am just being paranoid, or overly worried about being *forced* to upgrade to Orcas in order that my developers can use the tools (disclaimer: I write all my WPF in code, without XAML).