I’m doing a presentation on WPF at remix07 in a few weeks (YIKES!). I wanted to download one of the “reader“ family of WPF applications (NYT reader, Seattle P-I reader) to show the great reading experiences that can be created using WPF. I chose the Seattle P-I reader, since the NYT one is nolonger free and I thought I would have less head-aches with the Seattle P-I one. Unfortunately this was not the case.
- It required me to log in to download it (I had to create an account) sheesh.
- It wasn’t clickonce, so no automatic updates for me.
- it required admin privileges to install, even when I tried to put it somewhere other that “c:\program files“
- When I did install it it required me to log in again - and failed (and continued to fail) with the account I had just created.
Maybe I’ll just show the punters at ReMix RikReader instead - it has none of these issues.