Bug 81163 - Port Impress Remote to Windows 8.1 / UWP
Summary: Port Impress Remote to Windows 8.1 / UWP
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Impress Remote
Classification: Unclassified
Component: General (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All Windows (All)
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
URL: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/libr...
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Reported: 2014-07-10 09:38 UTC by Dennis Roczek
Modified: 2015-07-08 23:39 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Dennis Roczek 2014-07-10 09:38:01 UTC
Since there won't be any LibreOffice for Windows RT (restriction of the Metro/Modern UI and the Shop), I think we should support the Impress Remote at least for that platform!
Comment 1 Joel Madero 2014-07-20 04:57:44 UTC
What do you mean port it? You mean make it available on phones that have Windows installed on them?
Comment 2 Dennis Roczek 2014-07-21 09:09:35 UTC
yes, phones (Windows Phone) or tablets (Windows 8.1, especially the ARM based solution "Windows RT" as this won't run LibreOffice as there is still no jail break :-( )

Moreover Microsoft doesn't charge any license fees for the Windows Phone OS any more and thus many new phones will be released featuring Windows Phone in this autumn.
Comment 3 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2014-07-23 16:48:07 UTC
Valid enhancement request, so set status to NEW.
It does not mean that a developer will work on that.

Best regards. JBF
Comment 4 Adolfo Jayme 2015-03-19 05:43:21 UTC
Windows 8.1 applications are quickly fading into irrelevance as the new Windows 10 “universal apps” platform is being pushed (and a large amount of upgrades is expected since the OS will be free-of-charge for a year) For the record, Windows RT is irrelevant already.

I propose to retarget this bug to request the creation of a Windows 10 universal app, once the developer tools mature into their final versions (there are beta releases as of this writing).
Comment 5 Joel Madero 2015-03-19 05:57:36 UTC
Can you quantify that statement at all? I know for sure I won't be upgrading to Windows 10 - even if they paid me to do it. Windows 8.1 is enough of a nightmare for me, not interested in introducing a new series of bugs, workarounds, and headaches.

So before saying Windows 8 is irrelevant - I'd like to see some proof that the OS that will be supported for some years still is now irrelevant.
Comment 6 Adolfo Jayme 2015-07-08 23:39:44 UTC
(In reply to Joel Madero from comment #5)
> So before saying Windows 8 is irrelevant - I'd like to see some proof that
> the OS that will be supported for some years still is now irrelevant.

Joel: Don’t confuse RT and 8. These are different beasts. And RT is, as I said, dead indeed. http://www.theverge.com/2015/2/3/7974759/windows-rt-is-dead or use Google

It makes sense to create a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app instead.