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Microsoft repackages apps with a telemetry .NET wrapper

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madires:
https://twitter.com/WithinRafael/status/1781743054296432772:


--- Quote ---The Microsoft Store team has started quietly wrapping apps, like EarTrumpet, with some malware-looking .NET executable wrapper (with my app's name of course) chock full of telemetry and other code. They also target netfx 4.7.2 when my app targets netfx 4.6.2, wtf?

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RoGeorge:
Similar they do with the VScode, the rumor is.  They only add the telemetry in the binaries.


--- Quote ---    When we [Microsoft] build Visual Studio Code, we do exactly this. We clone the vscode repository, we lay down a customized product.json that has Microsoft specific functionality (telemetry, gallery, logo, etc.), and then produce a build that we release under our license.

    When you clone and build from the vscode repo, none of these endpoints are configured in the default product.json. Therefore, you generate a “clean” build, without the Microsoft customizations, which is by default licensed under the MIT license

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Source:  https://vscodium.com/#why-does-this-exist

SiliconWizard:
Nice. :-+

Perkele:

--- Quote from: RoGeorge on April 21, 2024, 02:52:56 pm ---Similar they do with the VScode, the rumor is.  They only add the telemetry in the binaries.


--- Quote ---    When we [Microsoft] build Visual Studio Code, we do exactly this. We clone the vscode repository, we lay down a customized product.json that has Microsoft specific functionality (telemetry, gallery, logo, etc.), and then produce a build that we release under our license.

    When you clone and build from the vscode repo, none of these endpoints are configured in the default product.json. Therefore, you generate a “clean” build, without the Microsoft customizations, which is by default licensed under the MIT license

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Source:  https://vscodium.com/#why-does-this-exist

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Just a heads-up warning - add-ons in VSCodium can't be installed from directly Store, you need to download and install them manually.

radiolistener:
it turned to malware/spyware manufacturer, so it's better to avoid their new products because it's like Trojan horse...

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