Paul Thurrot and Mary Jo are talking about a 'Jupiter' thing which is surpposed to be a new application model for Windows 8. based on Silverlight, packaged in an 'appx' file, can be sold in an ' Windows Marketplace', and can be developed in C#/VB/C++, sound like a Silverlight for Desktop Application, or even Silverlight/WPF unified thing to me.
Considering Silverlight 5 has P/Invoke capabilities, and set to be released in the end of 2011, its very likely. maybe Silverlight will be the standard desktop application technology for Windows in the future ?
and Jupiter is the 5th planet, maybe its the codename for Silverlight 5 ? .... or .NET 5 ?
This is what I am waiting for.
@felix9: Good thinking on the fifth planet. I'm thinking .NET 5.
like the idea!!
Funny, I've been saying that this is the way to go for quite a while now. The idea has mostly been shot down though, but I guess other people also think it has potential.
Although, one thing I believe it must have is proper pen support in addition to capacitive multitouch. That is one area where the iPad can't compete, and there are many types of applications that can only work with a real stylus (meaning a stylus that has 255 levels of pressure sensitivity, right-click button on stylus, eraser on other end, no interference from your hand resting on the screen while writing/drawing, a sharp tip like a real pen - not like those after-market fat-tipped things that pass as a stylus for the iPad, etc).
My Asus R1F convertible tablet is almost 4 years old now and an iPad isn't nearly as versatile as this is. A real tablet + OneNote is pretty amazing. And no, I have never once lost the stylus.
it now sounds more like a native code Silverlight, or desktop port of Silverlight for Windows Embedded, or an merge of SL4WE into the latest trunk version kind of thing...... hmmmm........ hope we can hear more in MIX or PDC, if there is a PDC
Looks great. It is strange that all the cool stuff is not in conference. I guess these are too geeky? But, I want a geeky conference.
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