GoingNative 2012: Minus 3 Days



Note that because of technical limitations, watching the livestream requires Silverlight (watching the stored videos later on demand will not). Silverlight is supported by all modern desktop browsers, but it’s a short download if you don’t have it already – so if you’re watching live, check in a little early to make sure you don’t miss a thing. If you’re watching on-demand, no worries – videos will be available in various popular formats as usual for Channel 9.


As we count down to launch, another tidbit from the “fun facts” department:


Myth: Software conferences are dying. Especially C++ conferences are dead.

Fact: Number of exclusively-C++ conferences in 2012: Three.

Other conferences also include C++ content, such as April 24-28’s ACCU which has over 20 C++-specific talks.


C++11-fest minus 3…

6 thoughts on “GoingNative 2012: Minus 3 Days

  1. Live streaming is different from playing videos on demand. The latter works on all popular platforms — check it out now, three of the videos are posted so far, starting with Bjarne’s opening keynote. Works fine on iPhone/iPad…

  2. I’m also disappointed that people with a modern w3c-compliant browser, and a multitude of video codecs are unable to watch the videos. I’m sorry to say this, but I really don’t buy “technical limitation” as an excuse, and believe It’s a deliberate choice made by the organisers to exclude people that don’t belong in their realm. To defend my point of view, I have a simple fact: I never encounter any problem watching videos, with any site.. but Microsoft’s! Can you spot where the problem is?

  3. I wish I could attend, but alas Redmond is a heck of a trek away from Denmark, and apparently the airlines demand money for you to sit and stare out the window for 12 hours.

    I’ll be glued to the stream as much as possible, and VoD the rest. Herb, thanks go to you and all the C++ guys at MS who keep waving the “C++ is more relevant than ever”-flag. Much appreciated!

  4. I haven’t been following the Moonlight project, but I suspect it’s not dead. That said, the Silverlight browser plug-in works on Windows and OSX for sure. So, it’s _not_ Windows-only. Mac users (not iOS) will be able to easily install the SL plug-in and watch live.

    Not sure what to say about any and all versions of Linux. Try Moonlight out. “Should” work.

    We have an SL dependency because:

    1) We want to Smooth Stream the media (very effective approach) and our media partner employs IIS7 SS
    2) Smooth streaming technology does not exist for HTML5 video…
    3) Flash is not an option…


  5. @Peterazp: Sorry, I just wanted to manage expectations about video formats and I guess they meant “browsers on Windows.” :)

  6. “Silverlight is supported by all modern desktop browsers” – Really, have you installed it on Gentoo Linux recently? From the Moonlight (open source implementation for non-Microsoft platforms) F.A.Q I can read:

    “Which platforms does Moonlight support?

    Moonlight should work on any modern 32bit and 64bit Linux distributions under Firefox versions 3.0 through 4.x, as well as Google Chrome, from both stable and dev channels
    We make sure that the plug-in available from this site works on the following platforms: SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11, openSUSE 11.x, Ubuntu 9.10, and Fedora 12.
    Older distributions will run Moonlight, but may require that you build Moonlight from source code.”

    Well, Firefox 3 and 4 are quite old by now, and I’m using Firefox 9. So I guees most “modern desktop browsers” doesn’t support it, since it doesn’t actually support modern browsers. And that is a shame.

    I guess I’ll have to watch it on Channel 9 afterwards. I’m still looking forward to this a lot!

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