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  • Qt 6 Might Drop Their Short-Lived Universal Windows Platform Support

    Phoronix: Qt 6 Might Drop Their Short-Lived Universal Windows Platform Support

    While the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) is needed for targeting the Xbox One, Microsoft HoloLens, and IoT, The Qt Company is thinking about gutting out their UWP support in the big Qt 6 tool-kit update...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...Might-Drop-UWP

  • #2
    phoronix
    Possible typo -- shouldn't "if" be after "clear"?
    But it's not clear if there are any major Qt developers/stakeholders targeting those different devices right now with this tool-kit.

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    • #3
      Be a real shame if projects stopped supporting the M$ collection of misfit toys.

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      • #4
        Good. UWP needs to die in a fire.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Weasel View Post
          Good. UWP needs to die in a fire.
          What's wrong with UWP? Please tell us all the reasons you know!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by plonoma View Post
            What's wrong with UWP? Please tell us all the reasons you know!
            Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney criticized UWP for being a walled garden, since by default, UWP software may only be installed via Windows Store, requiring changes in system settings to enable the installation of external software (similarly to Android). Additionally, certain operating system features are exclusive to UWP and cannot be used in non-UWP software such as most video games. Sweeney characterized these moves as "the most aggressive move Microsoft has ever made" in attempting to transform PCs into a closed platform, and felt that these moves were meant to put third-party storefronts such as Steam at a disadvantage as Microsoft is "curtailing users' freedom to install full-featured PC software and subverting the rights of developers and publishers to maintain a direct relationship with their customers". As such, Sweeney argued that end-users should be able to download UWP software and install it in the same manner as non-UWP software.
            from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Univer...ndows_Platform

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            • #7
              Originally posted by plonoma View Post
              What's wrong with UWP? Please tell us all the reasons you know!
              Let's see... even Microsoft port their own apps from UWP to PWA? OneNote, Teams, Skype and even https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018...s-for-windows/

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              • #8
                Another flop from Microsoft that died. Nothing to see here.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by plonoma View Post
                  What's wrong with UWP? Please tell us all the reasons you know!
                  Trying to forcibly lock developers and users into a Microsoft-only environment instead of writing cross-platform code.

                  Wine doesn't even have support for UWP apps yet. That's it really, but it's a huge problem, and Microsoft wants it to be for other competitors.

                  Also apps that want to go fullscreen and are designed for smartphones/tablets.
                  Last edited by czz0; 04-19-2019, 03:17 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by plonoma View Post
                    What's wrong with UWP? Please tell us all the reasons you know!
                    It's a strictly windows 10 only thing, and it's DRM, worse than denuvo even.

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