Rob Relyea


Windows Vista 5231 doesn't (and won't) have a matching WinFX release

If you are doing WinFX development with the WinFX September CTP you should stick with Windows Vista 5219 (PDC release) or XP or Server 2003 for now.

Windows Vista 5231 released yesterday to msdn members (and other beta participants) is not compatible with the WinFX September CTP.  Unfortunately, we don't have a matching WinFX build for this build of Windows Vista.

The good news is that we have since fixed this problem, so all future Windows Vista public releases will include WinFX with it.

I've added this information to my post about installing the PDC CTP and added this description:

Our goal is to balance getting customers fresh bits with getting them full-featured bits. With this particular build Vista, the WinFX components didn’t line up with the Windows Vista build. But post build 5231 we integrated the WinFX components into our main Windows build tree and our intention is that going forward every Windows Vista build will include the WinFX components.

Sorry about the inconvenience!

Posted on Oct 19 2005, 05:54 PM by rrelyea
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  • fbeiderb said:
    How will post 5231 builds line up with VS2005 RC and VS2005 Release?

    October 19, 2005 2:00 PM
  • rrelyea said:
    I believe the next CTP after 5231 will include a Windows Vista/WinFX build that works happily with the final VS2005.

    That will be a happy day!
    October 19, 2005 2:47 PM
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    October 20, 2005 2:04 PM
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  • While bad news from the development point of view, there has been some detailed tire kicking and I expect some compatibility testing from folks who expect to initially support Vista in Win32 compatibility mode.

    October 20, 2005 4:56 PM
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