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pearly
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2005 5:13 pm    Post subject: KiXforms.Net Discussion Reply with quote

Wow, this is amazing news! Very Happy

Shawn, are you going to continue development on the existing KiXforms library or will it slowly wither away superseded by the new, powerful KiXforms.Net.

I can't wait to get my hands on this! Keep up the amazing work Huge Grin
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2005 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have an answer already prepared for this question ;0)

To be honest - I will continue to work on Kixforms2 because really - I view the new library as a companion (bigger brother) to the existing one. The requirement to have the dotnet runtimes installed is still a big deal for most - for me as well. The version 2 library has a small (but growing) footprint and has zero dependencies. I think it would great to have both libraries available in the short to medium term anyways.

I called the new version Version 3.0 because honestly - I dont see the existing vers 2.x library going to the next level. The next big thing for vers 2.0 would have probably been .NET support anyways. What I do see though is borrowing the new techniques we learn from the new library, and incorporating them into the old library. In fact - I have already started to do this with the event model.

But I do see me spending more time on developing the new version versus the old one ... why ? Because that is where my personal interest lays. I want to concentrate more of my time using Kixtart with .NET - not developing a library for it (if you get my drift, i do love developing dont get me wrong). I want to spend more time talking the application of the library - versus the library itself.

So I view the new version as an enabler - with theoretically no limitations other than those imposed by Microsoft. And in terms of its application in the short-term - you may remember playing with ADSI and WMI way back years ago, when virtually noone used it or had it - I think its the same with this. Sooner or later it will become mainstream and widely installed and ripe for usage. Just viewing this as a head-start.

I've rambled.

-Shawn
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2005 2:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Way cool, man!

This might be the way to get the genie out of the bottle with regards to mainstreaming Kixtart itself in favor of VBScript.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a can of whoop-ass Very Happy

Really looking forward to this! This is definetly the way to go Smile
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