Charlie, would it be possible to get my hands on the source code for that last demo with the spinning letters? I don't have a Media Centre PC so I don't want to download the entire SDK. But I'd like to browse that source.
tj8212 --> As for performance on extenders, will mcml apps render better than wpf based apps?
Ok, I noticed in the video that MCML bears a striking resemblance to XAML. You guys have support for layout panels, common controls, databinding, event triggers and separation of behaviour from control type. I'm sure there are other similarities. So I was puzzled
as to why you found it necessary to create yet another UI markup language. But a combination of that last demo of the twirling letters and the post quoted here leads me to suspect that you didn't want to go the WPF route because the performance of WPF at the
moment leaves alot to be desired.
While he certainly drove home the point that anonymous methods are really just a convenient syntactic enhancement, I wish he'd pointed out the other conveniences, such as the body of the anonymous method having full access to the variables scoped by the
method that defines the AM. Or maybe he sees that as a "mis-feature".
This is ridiculously cool. But one thing I've always wondered about these technologies that will be released a long time from now, as .Net 2.0 is still under development, do you guys still take advantage of any of the new framework and/or language enhancements?
For example, do you guys refactor the Monad source to make use of C# Generics or Anonymous methods?
Downloadable videos would be great for those of us in countries like South Africa I'm curious though, why do you guys make it sound as if it's such a task to create downloadable videos? Surely this task can be automated, it doesn't need to be a manual
process, afterall, most of us with bandwidth issues are using tools like NetTransport and SDP to download the streams to disk.