[of-dev] free VS2011 will be crippled

Joshua Noble joshuajnoble at gmail.com
Thu May 24 22:06:28 PDT 2012


This is baffling and making me a bit sad as I really like Visual
Studio as a development IDE. Sigh.

On Thu, May 24, 2012 at 9:36 PM, Kyle McDonald <kyle at kylemcdonald.net> wrote:
> one minor clarification: the product in question "visual studio 11" not "visual studio 2011" :)
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> On Friday, May 25, 2012 at 12:29 AM, Kyle McDonald wrote:
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>> this story has been evolving today:
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>> http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2012/05/no-cost-desktop-software-development-is-dead-on-windows-8/
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>> but here's the original post from last week:
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>> https://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudio/archive/2012/05/18/a-look-ahead-at-the-visual-studio-11-product-lineup-and-platform-support.aspx
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>> the idea is that microsoft wants developers to focus on creating windows 8 "metro" apps, which is a sort of "limited" app that can be deployed both on the desktop and the windows phone, and can be sold in microsoft's app store (metro doesn't support opengl, so no OF+metro). they're going to make the free version of visual studio only support metro app development, whereas the real deal will be $500.
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>> VS2010 should still work for a bit, but if microsoft doesn't change their mind about this it makes me think we should drop support for VS, and focus on mingw + c::b on windows.
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>> kyle
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