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 PostPost subject: Before asking any question about Longhorn...        Posted: Sun May 11, 2008 4:50 pm 
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A quick walk through all the leaked builds. I hope this post will avoid much questions from newbies...

NOTE: This list contains only general informations that will help you pick build that meet your requests. For more info please visit our wiki

If any build is not on this list it is not leaked or i just have missed it :P

Build 3683
Special features:
- Sidebar - semi-transparent
- XML based Display Properties - not fully working but you can always change Properties to classic mode
Memory leak: none or very low
Theme(s): Plex A
Notes: looks even stable

Build 3706
Special features:
- Sidebar - semi-transparent, some new tiles since 3683, sometimes fucks up
- DCE - working good, you can enable it this way: Display Properties -> Settings -> Advanced
Memory leak: none or very low
Theme(s): Plex A
Notes: looks stable even with DCE

Build 3718
Special features:
- Sidebar - semi-transparent, sometimes fucks up
- DCE - working good, you can enable it this way: Display Properties -> Settings -> Advanced
- 2nd CD converts this build into Freestyle Edition (kind of MCE)
- New, alternative Taskbar can be enabled by right clicking on Taskbar and chosing correct option
Memory leak: none or very low
Theme: Plex A
Notes: smilar to 3706, maybe even more stable

Build 4008
Special features:
- Sidebar - different than in previous builds, some new gadgets, also new clock face
- DWM - exists but broken/not working
Memory leak: exists but not really high
Theme: Plex B
Notes: much changed from 3xxx builds, Longhorn is no longer so stable

Build 4011
Special features:
- Sidebar - different than in previous builds, some new gadgets, also new clock face
- DWM - exists but broken/not working
Memory leak: exists, a little smaller than in 4008
Theme: Plex B
Notes: quite similar to 4008

Build 4015
Special features:
- Sidebar - new gadgets added
- DWM - exists but broken/not working
Memory leak: exists but not really high, higher than in 4008 anyway
Theme: Plex B
Notes: smilar to previous build, just contains some more features, maybe a little less stable than 4008

Build 4028 Enterprise Server
Special features:
- Sidebar - see: Build 4029
- DWM - exists but broken/not working
Memory leak: exists
Theme: theming service is disabled by default, if you enable it you will be able to use Plex B
Notes: i have not tryed this build so i don't know much about it...

Build 4029
Special features:
- Sidebar - some new gadgets, sometimes causes problems
- DWM - exists but broken/not working
- 3D/Carousel view - spinning 3D icons, see this video
Memory leak: exists, high
Theme: Plex B
Notes: much less stable than previous builds

Build 4033
Special features:
- Sidebar - some new gadgets
- DWM - exists but broken/not working
- Phodeo/3D/Carousel view - exists but broken/not working
Memory leak: exists, high
Theme: Plex C
Notes: a little less stable than 4029

Build 4039
Special features:
- Sidebar - same as in 4033
- DWM with Aero Glass - working but very buggy and requests some files to enable full glass
- Phodeo/3D/Carousel view - exists and working but very buggy and has no aurora in background
Memory leak: exists, very high
Theme: Plex C
Notes: very unstable, with DWM enabled - unusable

Build 4051 x86 (from PDC03)
Special features:
- Sidebar - new clock face, some new tiles
- DWM - exists but broken/not working, AFAIK can be fixed using 4074's files
Memory leak: exists
Theme: Slate
Notes: even stable
Other versions of this build: x86 checked, x64, x64 checked (not leaked), ia64 and ia64 checked (not leaked) (i haven't tryed any of them)

Build 4053
see: build 4051 as - AFAIK - nothing really important changed

Build 4074 x86
Special features:
- Sidebar - new clock face, clock now on the bottom of Sidebar, some new tiles
- DWM with Aero Glass - working, requests some registry tweaks to enable full glass, also theme is just semi-transparent green. Many unofficial glass themes exist.
Memory leak: exists, high
Theme: Slate by default, Jade
Notes: without DWM - even stable, with DWM is not really usable but still better than 4039...
Other versions of this build: x64 and ia64 (i haven't tryed them)

Build 4083 (x64 only)
Special features:
...none?
Memory leak: exists
Theme: Slate, Jade
Notes: a lot of things are not present in this build

Build 4093
Special features:
- Sidebar - some new tiles
- DWM with Aero Glass - request some files from 4074 to work
- New Windows Movie Maker prototype - looks cool but it's very buggy
Memory leak: exists, high
Theme: Jade, Slate
Notes: last build compiled before project reset.

See also:
Enabling DCE/DWM/Aero Glass

All builds described can be found on BetaArchive's private servers.

If i have missed something please write it here :)


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun May 11, 2008 4:58 pm 
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Nice overview, but you forgot build 4011 ;)

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Nice overview, but you forgot build 4011 ;)
Whoops, i will add it as soon as i will find this build and try it.
Or could someone write few words about it?


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4011 its more like 4008, still an M4 build
It's quite similar to 4008, I dont think the memory leak is that bad
Plex B


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Thank you, XDude. Build 4011 added :)


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What do Plex A, Plex B, Plex C mean?
What are the differences between those themes (exept from being ugly, which is common for all three ones :P ) ?


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I still think 4039 is the most beautiful, with the reds, blues and whites. Pity it was so buggy.

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It sucks that 4039 doesn't work for me. I try to login and it resets back to the login screen after a second. I'm using VMware.


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It is a beautiful build, it contains what Longhorn was all about. If it was just a bit quicker with DWM (It lagged too much for me), I'd have definitely worked on the build. It is certainly more interesting than 4074 or any other leaked build for me. It has so much compared to the rest, It's just inaccessible because of the lag :(

Edit: You need to crack the activation ;)

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gracz54 wrote:
It sucks that 4039 doesn't work for me. I try to login and it resets back to the login screen after a second. I'm using VMware.


Hey mate looks like you installed with your clock wrong. you need to set it back to around the time the build was compiled. Do that, reinstall, you should be flying :)


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Nice topic :)

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What do Plex A, Plex B, Plex C mean


I suppose author meant early plex with plentiful of bright graphics, animations - Plex A. Later plex with some major changes in Explorer (when features / graphics of earlier builds were excluded and new changes and styles (in Preview Pane, in top of explorer windows) appeared) - Plex B (since 4008). And the last one is when first steps to Slate style were made, like mergering of top of explorer windows, huge changes in plex style - Plex C since 4033.

Actually I disagree with such numeration. First, I think that difference between author's Plex A and Plex B is too insignificant. It was evolution of Plex during 3683 - 4029 and not any major changes. Then, I really dislike such terms like "Plex A, Plex B, Plex C". I prefer Plex on the one hand and "Plate" or "Slatex" on the other hand. It makes much more clear what does speaker mean.

And the last comment. 4083 also had Jade as well as 4093 also had Slate.


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And the last comment. 4083 also had Jade as well as 4093 also had Slate.
Sorry, my mistake. Corrected :)


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Build 4051 x86 (from PDC03)
- DWM - exists but broken/not working, AFAIK can be fixed using 4074's files


Does anyone know exactly what files to replace?

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Build 4051 x86 (from PDC03)
- DWM - exists but broken/not working, AFAIK can be fixed using 4074's files


Does anyone know exactly what files to replace?

DWM is broken because MS decided to take all the goodies out to make the OS more stable (which it was not) and along the stuff, the DWM files are taken out too, plus the files aren't teaked, so no one had got DWM to work afaik.


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Build 3718
Special features:
- Sidebar - semi-transparent, sometimes [censored] up
- DCE - working good, you can enable it this way: Display Properties -> Settings -> Advanced
- 2nd CD converts this build into Freestyle Edition (kind of MCE)
- New, alternative Taskbar can be enabled by right clicking on Taskbar and chosing correct option
Memory leak: none or very low
Theme: Plex A
Notes: smilar to 3706, maybe even more stable


What do you mean by alternative taskbar? there's a different style? how?

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Yes there is a different style. Right click on the sidebar, and click 'New Taskbar'

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