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Author Topic: Microsoft is open-sourcing its iOS to Windows porting tools  (Read 1974 times)

Stephen66515

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Microsoft is open-sourcing its iOS to Windows porting tools
« on: August 07, 2015, 03:26:22 AM »
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Back in April this year at Microsoft’s annual Build conference, the company revealed that Windows 10 would be able to run Android and iOS apps with a little bit of tweaking. Now that Windows 10 is out, Microsoft is releasing its porting tools to the public and making them open-source for anyone to use and have access to.

Previously codenamed ‘Project IslandWood’, the Windows Bridge for iOS is opening up today with all of the source code freely available on GitHub. The iOS Bridge will let developers bring iOS apps over to both Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 with mobile support heading to us in the future.

Source: http://www.kitguru.n...ndows-porting-tools/
Microsoft's Full Announcement: http://blogs.windows...s-lets-open-this-up/
GitHub: http://www.github.com/Microsoft/WinObjC/



I also heard about them doing the same for Android > Windows - This should be interesting to follow!!!

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Re: Microsoft is open-sourcing its iOS to Windows porting tools
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2015, 09:25:05 AM »
It would be worth looking at if Windows 10 wasn't so keen on stealing your personal data to sell to the highest bidder.

Unfortunately there have been multiple levels of privacy intrusions confirmed with Windows 10, and no easy way to disable them.

Not only that, but Microsoft decided to help themselves to your upload bandwidth using their p2p update feature, the details of which I am not clear on but it sounds suspiciously like they intend to make Windows share updates with nearby systems both in your LAN and in your neighborhood WAN at the cost of your network capacity.

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Re: Microsoft is open-sourcing its iOS to Windows porting tools
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2015, 06:03:04 PM »
It would be worth looking at if Windows 10 wasn't so keen on stealing your personal data to sell to the highest bidder.

Unfortunately there have been multiple levels of privacy intrusions confirmed with Windows 10, and no easy way to disable them.

Not only that, but Microsoft decided to help themselves to your upload bandwidth using their p2p update feature, the details of which I am not clear on but it sounds suspiciously like they intend to make Windows share updates with nearby systems both in your LAN and in your neighborhood WAN at the cost of your network capacity.

Actually, it's pretty easy to disable them. Including the P2P update feature.