Keep in mind that at the end of the video we did talk about a part 3
I hear you, the Singularity folks are doing some of the most innovative OS work in the world (though they'd never agree with that). The possible uses of Singularity, and what's learned from it, will take security and reliability to a new level some day...
Much thanks to the Singularity folks who took an hour out of their schedule to talk to Channel 9.
Glad your questions were answered in the video, Manip!
Wow, an hour of awesome content and there's still so much more to talk about!
Any ideas when you're going to film the next installment?
This is awesome. Do updates for products such as Windows and Office come as MSI patches? If so, does this mean that my Add/Remove programs dialog box will let me show updates for only Windows and Office that i can uninstall? That would be awesome.
Now, to make sure that everyone uses Windows Installer!
1) How did you achieve the transistion between pages? From what I can gather, you are using a Navigation window with the background gradient built in. Whenever a new page is navigated to, you fade the old one out and fade the new one in?
2) The WPF/E application that was shown seemed to be completely different than the client application. If it was completely different XAML and C# code, why was it said "this is the same XAML..."?
So basically you have a VisualBrush on a flat mesh in a 3D world. When the cool water effect happens, you raise and lower specific points of the mesh to create a ripple effect? Awesome!
There's only one problem that I see. VisualBrush is static. It doesn't support playing with the controls that it draws. Although it works great in this situation, it wouldn't work if you wanted the user to be able to select, say, a news item to view more information,
or the video to put it in full screen (now obviously, plasma screens do not have the technology to support touch screens, yet).
Media in Avalon is still rather finicky in this build. If you are on XP, be sure that you are running WMP 10. The other gotcha is video card drivers. If you are running ATI or NVidia, be sure you are running the latest drivers. There are some legacy
video drivers that simply won't run Avalon video. Good luck!
XP SP2 with WMP10. I'll try upgrading my video card drivers.
Pretty cool. The concept I am having the hardest time undersstanding is how this NorthFace web site would be rendered in a browser other than IE or on other platforms (Mac, Linux, etc)
Is it even possible? or is this simply web content which will ONLY be available to people running on the new platform?
Supposedly there's a technology coming out called Windows Presentation Foundation / Everywhere that will make it cross platform. There's a thread in the Coffeehouse about it.
Can I use it to develop controls rather than applications? Let's say I want to create a video carousel control that I will reuse in many Avalon applications. Can I design the UI in Sparkle, hook it up with a little C# code (like the North Face demo), compile
it to a DLL, and then import it into another Sparkle application?