News Classic Shell developer leaves the project, opens the source

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 5 Dec 2017.

  1. bit-tech

    bit-tech Supreme Overlord Staff Administrator

    Joined:
    12 Mar 2001
    Posts:
    550
    Likes Received:
    11
    Read more
     
  2. Corky42

    Corky42 What did walle eat for breakfast?

    Joined:
    30 Oct 2012
    Posts:
    7,646
    Likes Received:
    98
    Sad to read that the developer is calling it a day as i use Classic Shell, mainly to fix some long standing bugs with Windows Explorer.

    I guess if you're a developer of something like CS that ties into the way the OS works having to deal with twice yearly updates that may break something leaving you with having to rewrite half your code can't be much fun.
     
  3. Chicken76

    Chicken76 Member

    Joined:
    10 Nov 2009
    Posts:
    828
    Likes Received:
    19
    Is that a new flavor of source code kids write these days?
     
  4. blackerthanblack

    blackerthanblack Member

    Joined:
    17 Sep 2004
    Posts:
    603
    Likes Received:
    14
    A pity that, hopefully the community will be able to keep it alive. For me, it was my first port of call after installing Win10 and hearing the wifes' reaction of "Ooh, I don't like this, where is everything, no, change it back!" I installed Classic Shell, and didn't hear a peep from her after that (at least, not about the interface anyway)...
     
    goldstar0011 likes this.
  5. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

    Joined:
    13 May 2007
    Posts:
    9,442
    Likes Received:
    275
    He will be missed. He did more to keep Windows alive than Microsoft has. The fact that there is such an insanely popular add on just to un-*uck what they did should have told them something.
     
  6. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

    Joined:
    19 Apr 2008
    Posts:
    2,607
    Likes Received:
    112
    I'm all for choice and mods, but I can't help think that it's some fairly hardcore Ludditism to claim the the Windows 10 start menu as it is now isn't better than what was available in XP-7. The traditional programmes menu (that a lot of people didn't like MS burying) is now right there front and centre. Then next to it you just have a place to pin shortcuts and stuff on the right, and direct links to power/settings in the left
     
  7. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

    Joined:
    23 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    8,121
    Likes Received:
    378
    No doubt one or more of our esteemed members will along shortly to compalin about how they wish it were still 1999.
     
  8. jb0

    jb0 Member

    Joined:
    8 Apr 2012
    Posts:
    218
    Likes Received:
    4
    Meh. Start menu was always a ghetto hackjob anyways. Bring back Program Manager!
     
  9. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

    Joined:
    13 May 2007
    Posts:
    9,442
    Likes Received:
    275
    Bring back X-tree Gold! -and quit re-installing crap I disabled. -and you can f-off with all the invasive popups already. That by itself made XP the go-to for machining.
    If you don't like me being a Luddite, you can call my '90s-era flip phone to complain. -Just don't text. It doesn't do text.
     
  10. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

    Joined:
    4 Dec 2007
    Posts:
    9,446
    Likes Received:
    310
    Hear hear! XTG was tops. I still have a soft spot for dual pane file managers even now - I was using muCommander then Forklift when I was unfortunate enough to have to fight a macOS machine.
     
  11. XXAOSICXX

    XXAOSICXX Member

    Joined:
    20 Apr 2011
    Posts:
    738
    Likes Received:
    14
    Fond rose-tinted memories of Directory Opus on the Amiga ^.^
     
Tags: Add Tags

Share This Page