Buildfeed, fine di un’era | Cessa ufficialmente oggi l’attività di condivisione info-build

La notizia potrebbe aver scosso molti utenti Insider durante la nottata italiana, tuttavia indiscrezioni (risalenti a questa estate) parlavano di una cessazione imminente del noto servizio di build-sharing. Buildfeed cessa ufficialmente oggi la propria attività!

Cos’è (era) Buildfeed?

Buildfeed è un sito molto conosciuto dalla community Insider, che da cinque anni ad oggi ha condiviso informazioni sulle build di Windows 10 e Windows 10 Mobile in fase di test interni da parte di Microsoft. Tuttavia, da oggi, la loro attività ha cessato di esistere: dopo diverse pressioni da parte di Microsoft per interrompere la condivisione di informazioni private, iniziate perlopiù due anni fa, il creatore di Buildfeed, Tom Hounsell, ha definitivamente scelto di chiudere il sito, evitandosi ulteriori problemi giudiziari. A seguire il comunicato ufficiale:

When I started up BuildFeed over five years ago, I never expected it to grow as large and as widely used as it has been. I’ve not been involved in the day to day running of BuildFeed for over two years now. I left that in the hands of a few trustworthy friends, and I and the users of the site owe a debt of gratitude to these men. Without them, this day would have arrived some time ago.

You’ve probably noticed some funky build strings pop up on BuildFeed lately. That’s because a Microsoft employee posted them on BuildFeed. For those interested parties, don’t bother coming to me. I have no IP logs, I have no “inside” insight as to what our mutual friend has been up to. Could you find out who it is? Sure, just look on Twitter and see who was posting build tags ahead of BuildFeed. He’s not been remotely discreet and he handed out the strings to plenty of others before BuildFeed accepted them.

The long term future of BuildFeed has been in doubt for some time, but events over the past few days have resolved things in my mind. Given extensive internal pressures and external pressures (and yes, Microsoft is one of those relentless and ever-present external pressures), I have found myself unable to commit to running BuildFeed on the principles it was founded upon. In light of this, I have made the decision to terminate BuildFeed with immediate effect. The truth is that were it not for my failings, this day would not have come; and were it not for the persistent activities by third parties to force us offline, this day would not have come either.

The good-ish news for you is that what Tom giveth, Tom cannot always take away. You have the source code, safe on GitLab. Additionally, since many people have contributed to the database of build strings over the years, I’d feel a bit ashamed to take that away, so here’s that database dumped into a JSON file. I would encourage anyone to take up the challenge and continue the desire I had those many years ago, to establish a truly authoritive build list.

– Thomas Hounsell

Ulteriori informazioni

Prima di cessare l’attività, tuttavia, Buidfeed ha voluto condividere delle informazioni molto importanti con la community Insider, svelando che nei laboratori di Microsoft sono in fase di test delle nuovissime build di Windows 10 appositamente compilate per nuovi device foldable, confermando come Microsoft sia realmente interessata a sviluppare, anche con il supporto di altri partner, nuovissimi dispositivi pieghevoli:

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