Classic Shell development ceased

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  1. Bleipriester
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    The developer of Classic Shell, Ivo Beltchev, announced the end of the development and named the following reasons:

    "1) Lack of free time. I have other hobbies that demand my time, some related to software and some not. It requires a lot of effort to add new major features to Classic Shell and keep it relevant. Even keeping it running on newer version of Windows is a lot of work. That leads me to point #2

    2) Windows 10 is being updated way too frequently (twice a year) and each new version changes something that breaks Classic Shell. And

    3) Each new version of Windows moves further away from the classic Win32 programming model, which allowed room for a lot of tinkering. The new ways things are done make it very difficult to achieve the same customizations"

    Classic Shell • View topic - Classic Shell no longer in development. Source code released
     
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    Maybe someone else will pick it up but then again it would appear Microsoft is doing everything it can to limit or block 3rd party applications it doesn't approve of.
     
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    Well that sucks. I would not use Win 10 without it.
     
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    I already don't use 8 without it. In fact to this day I've never used that goof-ass big block thingy somebody thought up while having a nightmare.
     
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