Microsoft Codename Max
So everyone is stoked about Microsoft Max as a good example of WinFX and Avalon on Windows XP. However, here's what Max had to say to me.
Here's another. Note that these are REAL error messages.
Is this where Avalon is taking us? Conversational Error Messages? CEMs?
UPDATE: I got Max working by shutting down all my 99 processes that I could (via End Task) and got down to 25 processes. Re-ran setup.exe and I'm in. (Weird Note: You must log into Max using Passport, but then you have to have an email sent to you to really convince Max that you're you. Hm.)
So, now that I have it working, someone send me some pictures using the sharing features of Max! (to my personal email address that you can guess is my "email@example.com")
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I think you must be running the old build of Vista - you need the new PDC build
In terms of the error messages - at least they are cute....
They are not representative of Avalon - you are being too harsh - just a decision of the few developers that the wrote this app.
My thoughts are every unhandled exception like this should be logged http://www.ssw.com.au/ssw/standards/Rules/RulesToBetterWindowsForms.aspx#ExceptionManagement
"setup cannot update your Microsoft Codename Max files because the language installed on your system is different from the update language"
My OS is Windows XP Turkish
Personally, I prefer storing my pictures on Flickr and use GLFlickrShow to create/share online, fullscreen, slideshows...
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I assure you it looked much cooler when it was presented this morning in the keynote. ;)