Interesting blog entry describing the future path of Windows, beyond Windows Vista.
While I am excited about the groundbreaking changes they are talking about - I hope they are indeed as productive as they hope them to be. In other words, groundbreaking is good, but foundationbreaking is not.
But at the very least, I'd like to put in my application for consideration to Microsoft, so they can redo the registry in Windows.
- The registry in Windows should run on a database backed engine.
- All updates to a registry must be transactional, all information added/updated/deleted by a specific program should be easy to clean.
- Querying for information in the registry must be blazing fast - use your database magic skills to make this happen.
- The API for querying registry must not change, newer methods can be added, but older methods must behave as they do.
- The registry must get away from the "Folder" structure. It should be turned into the "Who am I?" and "What I am asking for?" paradigm.