Road map for changes to the CCR/DSS RRS feed

  • Question

  • I work for a company that develops specialised industrial printers. We are developing a new control software for one of our printers. We already have a user interface written for the .NET framework that we want to reuse and were interested in using CCR and DSS as a framework for the printer's control system. After reading an MSDN article we became a little concerned that CCR and DSS might change considerably in the future. Large changes to the CCR and DSS may require us to do considerable amounts of rework when we upgrade our version of .NET.

    Could you give us an estimate of the likely scale and type of changes that we could expect for future releases of CCR and DSS? We would treat any information you offer as 'non-binding'; that is, we would not consider it to be a legal promise.
    Tuesday, January 20, 2009 3:47 PM


  • Obviously you appreciate that we cannot commit to anything in an open forum. However, here are a couple of general things that I can say.

    We have been working with the people in the parallel computing group and also in the Visual Studio (Dev Tools) group. We have plans for a unified environment in the future.

    Having said that, it will be Visual Studio version 11 before you are likely to see direct support for CCR/DSS or whatever it might be called by then. This is could be up to two years away.

    It is likely that there will be some changes, even if it is only in the naming. So some code changes will be required. How significant the changes will be I cannot comment on at this early stage.



    Tuesday, January 27, 2009 9:41 PM