Today I'd like to ask for your comments on a few issues that we've had some internal debates about on our team, having to do with how we handle versioning and the side-by-side story with the SDK. Please let us know how you feel by submitting your comments. User comments always help us to decide which way we want to go with issues.

Question One
The Windows SDK installs right now to C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v1.0. The v1.0 reflects v1.0 of the Windows SDK. Does this number make sense? Since our primary target is Windows Vista, should we install to C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v6.0?

Sub-Question One
How about if we use C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\Vista instead of a version number?

Question Two
Upgrading. You have the RTM version of the Windows SDK installed. You install additional content. Should the content overwrite or install side by side?

Question Three
You've installed the Windows SDK RTM and now you're installing a pre-release version of the Visual Studio "Orcas" SDK. There are some shared components between the two, and the VS SDK has updated docs. What should happen there?

Question Four
You install the Windows SDK in English, but you're a native Japanese speaker. Shold the Japanese SDK install side by side or should one overwrite the other?


We've done our best to guess what you'd like us to do under those scenarios, but your feedback will help us make our decisions on the ways we want to proceed forward,

Jason Sacks