First DirectX 8 release candidate appeared
Microsoft today informed the beta testers for DirectX that the release candidate 0 of DirectX 8.0 is available for download. DirectX 8 will have a new graphic input device control button in DirectInput and expanded rendering options.
Microsoft also informed the testers that they should visit the 'BetaPlace' homepage again next week, to download linguistically adapted versions of DirectX 8 and/or DirectMusic Producer. A release for DirectX8 was actually planned for summer, but this date was pushed back again and again due to numerous delays. More information will follow soon.