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Is Embarcadero going to use a way around WinRT sideloading only being available on Windows 8 Enterprise SKUs?

Posted by jpluimers on 2012/08/27

One of the Enterprise SKU of Windows 8 is that it allows side-loading of WinRT apps. It gives you the opportunity to load internally developed Metro-style applications that use WinRT on Windows 8 without a developers license installed on that Windows 8 machine.

This feature was described on many sources, including:

But since many apps (including Delphi written apps as they cannot link to the Visual C++ Run-Time DLL) don’t directly run on WinRT, there is a clear demand of enabling this side-loading feature for non-Enterprise SKUs of Windows 8:

The last link describes a way to circumvent this, and I think that is what Embarcadero is aiming at to enable Delphi XE3 Metropolis style applications to run on WinRT:

Note I updated my Delphi WinRT link clearance post with the last two links.

–jeroen

2 Responses to “Is Embarcadero going to use a way around WinRT sideloading only being available on Windows 8 Enterprise SKUs?”

  1. Oh my… WinRT is sounding like a Nook or a Kindle!

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