XP SP2 pictures (squeaky wheels?)

Shortly after my previous whining about Paul Thurrott not noticing the new wireless UI, he posted an updated review of the SP2 beta which had some glowing things to say about the wireless experience. Things like that are really great, not just for me, but for the whole team who worked on radically improving the wireless experience.

He also posted updated screenshots from Release Candidate 1 of SP2, in which you can see the new icons I rambled on about a little while back

Comments (5)

  1. lars says:

    Shouldn’t the icon in http://www.winsupersite.com/images/reviews/sp2_rc1_wireless_04.gif be altered to match the ‘radiating matchstick’ icons? I realize that is supposed to be an antenna – but only because I read some of your prior posts. It looks a bit like a tree branch to me!

  2. Sean says:

    Nice catch!

    As you might recall, in the beta, we used an icon that looked like the "tree branch". We got the new "radiating matchstick" icons very shortly before the Release Candidate, and we had to work really fast and convince a lot of people how important it was, in order to get them all in, but I thought it was critical to get the final icons into the product before the public RC (in the final days of a product release, it takes nearly an Act of God to get permission to make any changes, even something as innocuous as changing an icon or bitmap.

    Anyway, in the crunch, the bitmap in the wizard was overlooked, but it was one of the first things we updated after the RC.



  3. Bit-cycling says:

    Several years ago, at the beginning of the “Longhorn” project (which eventually became Windows Vista),