RE: [aprsisce] Windows Phone 7 (was: CE 6.0 vs Windows Mobile)
I have a Windows Phone 7 mobile. I really don’t like the new system, it requires you to sync using Windows Live – which exposes all your contacts, emails and photos to the Internet. I’m not sold on this “cloud computing” concept. Unless this changes, my next phone will not be Windows based.
In other words, I’m fine with not porting APRSISCE to WinPhone7.
Windows Phone 7 is completely different than Windows Mobile as well. Windows Phone 7, as I understand it, requires all programs to be written as "managed code" and "signed" in order to execute. APRSISCE/32 is written in 100% native "C" code against the original Win32 API (Application Programming Interface). I have no plans to port this to managed or signed anything. IMHO, this is uSoft's attempt to reign in the platform and get it back under their closer control similar to the iPlatform approach..
I'll be going to Android before I go to Windows Phone 7 or iAnything, but not until I can no longer purchase a new or used replacement for my Windows Mobile phone.
Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32
PS. http://tinyurl.com/79n9vr2 asks "How do you port the code of an application on Windows Mobile 6.5 to Windows Phone 7?" and answers "In short, you don't. Even if there is some crazy tool out there that claims to do this, don't."