hehe Next Step is still far future (the 1.19 being discussed sometimes), we are still bugfixing 1.17.x
i heard there are complaints from win8.1 users so i installed the win8.1 again, and tried to look at this. few months ago i already fixed some bugs that were causing crashes on win 8.1 (memory allocations) so now the most visible thing is bbLeanSkin on Aero. and yes, it sucks hard.
the problem was there probably since vista, but most of us are turning aero off immeadiately after install so we got away with it.
but from win8.1 the api for disabling the dwm is still there, but the calls do nothing (dummy).
so microsoft's intentions seem to be to keep aero for future releases of windoze. i think the expression is 'tough titties'
so that's why i am looking for a way how to get blackbox acquainted with aero. i am still researching this, so i do not know if it will work or not, but so far this seems to be most promising.
but of course: if you know about another way to do it, please do tell us
That API sucks memory like a drunken sailor.All who are dealing with 8.1 wish you success.We have been getting some help and information third hand(which is why I haven't posted anything) from a guy with Oracle who knows a guy in the royal court of Microsoft about the strange nesting problem with values changing on reboots and interfering with blackbox .Anything comes of our inquiry we will pas on to you.They have changed there minds several times about their upgrade plans for this operating system...
well i heard some complaints about dwm and memory. but for a start we'll try to make it simple and working and then, later, look if the price is acceptable.
it may be well the case the we will find better solution to this.