Reply to post: Re: 'Proud owner of notepad and calc. What should we do'

You're alone in a room with the Windows 10 out-of-the-box apps. What do you do?

bombastic bob Silver badge

Re: 'Proud owner of notepad and calc. What should we do'

years ago the source for notepad (and maybe calc) were included in the SDK. One time I compiled an MDI version of notepad that actually worked, using that source, and quite possibly uploaded the binary to an online service with all necessary credit to MS for having written it. (re-distributing binaries derived from the SDK was simpler back then)

These applications are SO trivial I'm surprised nobody has cloned them as some kind of open source "retro looking" versions NOT in the store. Otherwise, we'll have to haul in some gtk or qt-based version, built with cygwin [and distributed with the DLL], etc. etc..

The days of *NON* *BLOATWARE* applications may soon be over...

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