Re: Oh, Surprise.
It wasn't Microsoft that stole the code. It was done by the "San Francisco Canyon Company" who had earlier ported Quicktime from Mac to Windows and was hired to improve the performance of Video For Windows by Intel.
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Why would you want to do that? In the full install is:
C++ and libraries for 4 architectures for multiple builds.
.Net Framework versions going back to 3.5
4 different .Net Core version.
4xWindows 10 SDK
1x Windows 11 SDK
C++ build tools for Linux
Language Packs for 14 languages
Unless you are truly multi platformed then you are just hoarding stuff you don't need.
If Microsoft hadn't been so lazy and not ported WCF and instead relied on that god damn awful gRPC they could have quickly wrapped the external interface in a .Net Framework service and had a .Net Core stub. The performance might have been a bit naff but you could always blame Word/Excel etc. and nobody would have been none the wiser.
It just seems that the MS .Net Core development teams just want to hang out with the cool kids and not do any actual hard work these days. Oooh look it's 0.001% faster shiny shiny.
I'd be interested in how it was done as I knew about build events, but I had no idea about executing code on launching the .sln. It's actually something I'd like to do as I'd love my project to check that depedencies are all up and running.
Nerd hat on. We don't know what ancient Egyptian actually sounded like as they didn't, except in certain circumstances, write down the vowel sounds. (I believe that Arabic is the same.) The closest we can get to it these days is coptic which is the direct descendant of ancient Egyptian, and we do know how to pronouce.
I wonder if this is due to the wondrous quote in the wordfence blog from their creative director, who has never heard of the computer misuse act.
“Last year we had some serious problems after someone obtained a huge list of license keys and downloaded all of our products. The keys and files were then distributed on their file sharing site, which has since been taken down (not by us, ironically!). The drop tables function was put in place to try to stop this at the time.”
This is so blatant and open I'd have a hard time believing it is not true. The suing is probably from the rest of the directors once they released what their colleague has done.
It routinely fails between the hours of 7am and 9am, and 4pm and 6pm. Why? Well if you haven't guessed it's rush hour and they seem to have 1 386SX doing the processing for the entire country. It's even more galling that when it doesn't work you have to pay the higher cash price.
Another piece of "genius" development is that if you do have to buy a ticket you have 5 minutes to use it by scanning it on the bus. Woe betide that the bus is full and you have to wait for the next one.