Sunday, June 17, 2012

VS2012 Get XP Support for C++

It is incredible. Something happen that I would never believe would happen.

Microsoft and the Visual Studio Team actually listen to feedback and changed their decision about Windows XP support for C++ application in VS2012.

Their have been a uproar among developers that applications built with VS2012 did not run on Windows XP. Since a lot of businesses still uses Windows XP a lot of developers still need to support it. And the biggest reasons for C++ developers to upgrade to VS2012 is to get the new C++11 features.
But without XP support that would not be possible.

But they have now changed their mind.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Multi Commander v2.5

Multi Commander 2.5 is finally out.

This version has over 345+ changes since last version (2.1.2)

Read more and then download it

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Visual Studio 2012 RC

The release candidate for the new Visual Studio 2012 is now out.

Unfortunately the support for building application that runs on XP is still not supported with VS2012.

A lot of users complaints about that and it been hinted that it might be added in a SP or something. But I'm not buying that. I think they are trying to force developers to not support XP. And they are not going to back down from this.

There has also been a lot of complaint about the gray and ugly look of the new Visual Studio 2012. The new release candidate has more colors, But it is still very very ugly and dull.

There are so many bad think about the new Visual Studio 2012 that the only reason to explain it is that some boss/manager is on a power trip and making stupid decision just to justify him self. There is no chance this person has actually worked as a developer in the real world. His incompetents is shown in the result of the product. I can only hope that this person gets reassigned or something in the future before it is to late. Visual Studio used to be great. There C++ complier is good. But more and more people are moving over to use 3d party tools for editor and IDE.

The only positive think I can say about the new VS2012 is that it support a lot more from the new C++11 standard.
But without the XP support I don't think I will be using this version. I guess I be stuck on VS2010 for a while.

Only when my XP user base is so low so I can drop the support for XP will I upgrade, But then VS2014 will be out. And it will probably be even worse.