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Windows 7: Windows 7 RC1 Branch Builds

17 Feb 2009   #1
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Windows 7 RC1 Branch Builds

Something interesting. The guy is whining but suggests build 7048.winmain_win7rc1.090211-1625 has already been compiled...


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News has come down the grapevine that Microsoft has already branched off winmain and started compiling RC1 branch builds, no doubt preparing for the public release of Windows 7 RC. This tells me that Microsoft is far ahead of schedule with Windows 7 development and are going full speed ahead to get this release polished up and done.

This news has come to us in the form of a build tag which sports the typical naming scheme for milestone branch builds. 7048.winmain_win7rc1.090211-1625 is the tag. As you can see, this build was compiled on February 11th 2009 at 4:25 PM. On one hand it is good to see Microsoft moving this quickly with the development of Windows 7, but on the other it is a little concerning. Microsoft have only officially released one build (7000) which went to beta testers and the public alike. One build is not enough to gather enough feedback to move ahead this quickly IMO. Windows is a far more complex piece of software than Office and I hope Mr. Sinofsky can learn that before this beta cycle is over.
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17 Feb 2009   #2
Romulinx2

Win7 Ultimate x64 on Desktop / Win7 Ultimate x86 on laptop / Win7 x86 Starter on Netbook
 
 

I have been looking around Microsoft sites.
Hardware developers etc, and it looks like win 7 RC will be released in April?

Just my thoughts, but?
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17 Feb 2009   #3
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Thanks for the info Aaron

I can't see what the guy is on about with the Public Beta being the only one outside of MS, I'm sure the partners and other semi-insiders have seen later builds than 7000
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17 Feb 2009   #4
Paulz0r

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

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The guy is whining but suggests build 7048.winmain_win7rc1.090211-1625 has already been compiled...
This is part news story and part editorial. :P
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17 Feb 2009   #5
win7

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64 Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64
 
 

Let the games begin xD (if true)

But as stated surely not enough feedback yet for RC??

My soundblaster issue is not resolved yet in 7022 (though its fixed by using kxproject drivers), unless such old devices are now disregarded?
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17 Feb 2009   #6
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Oh I laughed when I read that, (hey there’s a chance, it’s not like we’re dealing with the Windows Live team, those people don’t know the meaning of the word feedback).
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17 Feb 2009   #7
wguimb

 

Oh grow up everybody. Chris is not whining. He is making a very valid point that I agree with. MSFT is keeping the testing of the pre-RC builds close to the nest. It's all based on Mr. Sinofsky's strategy. This is a change that many do not like.
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18 Feb 2009   #8
davehc
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Thanks for the info Aaron

I can't see what the guy is on about with the Public Beta being the only one outside of MS, I'm sure the partners and other semi-insiders have seen later builds than 7000
I don't think partners get builds , only viable releases with which they can work to write new drivers etc.
semi-insiders I do not know.
But, my memory fails me, but I think there were only two public (Beta) releases for Vista? As Microsoft, in their wisdom, have decided that a second Beta will not be needed, in view of the succesful feefback on Beta1, it fits the normal pattern.
Don,t forget, also, that there is an official Tech Beta test program ongoing, for those selected - quite a large number of people.. They are feeding back a lot of information from the Beta and subsequent builds.
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18 Feb 2009   #9
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wguimb View Post
Oh grow up everybody. Chris is not whining.
To a degree he is though. Regardless of the validity of his argument, it does come across as a little "I'm on the TechBeta, but I'm not special anymore-boo hoo". He even admits to 'drifting off into a rant". Ranting/whining is tantamount to the same thing.

It does make you wonder what is being done with a lot of the current feedback data though, if a RC has already been compiled.
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18 Feb 2009   #10
benmandude

Windows 7 Beta Build 7000 x64
 
 

This is great news. I tried out build 7000, it was nice. But I think I'll install full time when RC1 comes out.
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