Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Thurrott: New Win7 UI + 7107 leak?

15 Apr 2009   #1
blackroseMD1

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64
 
 
Thurrott: New Win7 UI + 7107 leak?

During the development of Windows Server 2008, I was told by project manager Alex Hinrichs that Microsoft had completely changed the way it developed Windows. Thanks to the componentization of the underlying OS, it was no longer necessary to "fork" the Windows build tree so that different parts of the product team could develop their own parts of the OS in isolation. These teams would utilize "virtual build labs" where they checked in their code, tested it, and ensured that it was ready before pushing it into the main build, or winmain.


Forking is bad because changes made on all branches have to be folded back into the main "trunk" build at some point, and that can be time consuming and error-prone. But apparently, the Windows client team has gone back to the old way of doing things. While no one outside of the company can really say why they've done so, we can guess--and yes, it's just a guess--that it has to do with timing: Microsoft is barreling towards a late 2009 release for its next OS, Windows 7, and it needs to ensure that it hits its ship targets. So recently, the team forked its build tree to accommodate separate RC (release candidate) and RTM (release to manufacturing) branches. The RC branch follows the existing 70xx build numbers, while the RTM branch has jumped to 71xx. These builds are kept in lockstep, so that build 7106, shown here, corresponds to RC build 7076.
There are rumors, too, that a new UI is coming and it may make sense for Microsoft to hold on to that UI for the RTM builds, so that it has one last surprise to offer up to its eager fans. Indeed, the smartest thing Microsoft has done with Windows 7, in many ways, is keep the drama high by playing things close to the vest. That said, our first RTM-level build, build 7106, doesn't really offer anything in the way of revelation. (A newer build, 7107, has also leaked recently, and we can expect more to come in the days ahead.)


http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/win7_7106.asp


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
15 Apr 2009   #2
Jac

Windows Seven 7068 x64
 
 

A new UI - not a chance!

Maybe some new icons etc, maybe.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Apr 2009   #3
blackroseMD1

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64
 
 

lol, I just wanna know where to find 7107.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

15 Apr 2009   #4
Howdr

Win 7 7100
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blackroseMD1 View Post
During the development of Windows Server 2008, I was told by project manager Alex Hinrichs that Microsoft had completely changed the way it developed Windows. Thanks to the componentization of the underlying OS, it was no longer necessary to "fork" the Windows build tree so that different parts of the product team could develop their own parts of the OS in isolation. These teams would utilize "virtual build labs" where they checked in their code, tested it, and ensured that it was ready before pushing it into the main build, or winmain.


Forking is bad because changes made on all branches have to be folded back into the main "trunk" build at some point, and that can be time consuming and error-prone. But apparently, the Windows client team has gone back to the old way of doing things. While no one outside of the company can really say why they've done so, we can guess--and yes, it's just a guess--that it has to do with timing: Microsoft is barreling towards a late 2009 release for its next OS, Windows 7, and it needs to ensure that it hits its ship targets. So recently, the team forked its build tree to accommodate separate RC (release candidate) and RTM (release to manufacturing) branches. The RC branch follows the existing 70xx build numbers, while the RTM branch has jumped to 71xx. These builds are kept in lockstep, so that build 7106, shown here, corresponds to RC build 7076.
There are rumors, too, that a new UI is coming and it may make sense for Microsoft to hold on to that UI for the RTM builds, so that it has one last surprise to offer up to its eager fans. Indeed, the smartest thing Microsoft has done with Windows 7, in many ways, is keep the drama high by playing things close to the vest. That said, our first RTM-level build, build 7106, doesn't really offer anything in the way of revelation. (A newer build, 7107, has also leaked recently, and we can expect more to come in the days ahead.)


http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/win7_7106.asp
my 7077 build has all that so whats the diff?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Apr 2009   #5
blackroseMD1

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Howdr View Post
my 7077 build has all that so whats the diff?
No idea....but some of us are build junkies, so as soon as we find out, you will know lol
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Apr 2009   #6
mxosder16

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote:
A newer build, 7107, has also leaked recently, and we can expect more to come in the days ahead
i want!!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Apr 2009   #7
blackroseMD1

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by redsoxm16 View Post
i want!!
Rumor is out that we may see it, or another build around 17:00 Moscow time.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Apr 2009   #8
mxosder16

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blackroseMD1 View Post
Rumor is out that we may see it, or another build around 15:00 Moscow time.
as in tomorrow?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Apr 2009   #9
blackroseMD1

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by redsoxm16 View Post
as in tomorrow?
I'm guessing....I have no idea if it is 11:30 am or pm over there right now...I'm hoping am though, so it would be today.

Edit: It's 11:30 pm over there now, so I guess it will be tomorrow.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Apr 2009   #10
mxosder16

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blackroseMD1 View Post
I'm guessing....I have no idea if it is 11:30 am or pm over there right now...I'm hoping am though, so it would be today.

Current local time in Moscow - Russia

My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Thurrott: New Win7 UI + 7107 leak?




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Paul Thurrott - 2011 Hardware Trends
2011 Hardware Trends
News
Heap Leak Detection and Win7
I need some help with this. I found it in the registry as a key and within it are some programs that appear to have triggered some some sort of leak detection. However, I know of no program with windows 7 that allows you to view those applications reported in the registry (heapleakdetection). ...
General Discussion
Win7 RTM Escrow Leak after June 19, 2009
According to Wzor, the RTM build can leak after June 19 Not sure if it means a week later, a month later, or whatever.
General Discussion
2 Things :P ( searchindexer memory leak & win7 upgrade)
1.)okay so i use the start menu search box to run cmd commands all the time... then suddenly pc starts to lag/slow down I open taskmanger(barely) and see that searchindexer.exe consumes like 300mb RAM O>O? has anyone noticed that? Discuss Lol! 2.) well just wanna upgrade my build 7100 to 7127...
General Discussion
Windows 7 Beta Review by Paul Thurrott
Windows 7 Beta Review How does one review a supposedly new version of a product that they have, in reality, already been using for months? It's not easy, believe it or not: The Beta version of Windows 7 (build 7000) that Microsoft will later deliver to tech beta testers and then, in January, to...
News
Paul Thurrott Reviews Build 7000
Extracts from the article by Paul Thurrot :- "At this point in time, Windows 7 is an enigma. Many are excited about testing this next version of Windows, and I'm sure millions of people will do just that when Microsoft makes the Beta available publicly in January. But in use, Windows 7 is fairly...
News

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 20:05.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App