Agreed. KiXtart is Ruud's baby and is not controlled by MS because Ruud works for MS afaik.
A big step is made as it comes to progress and development. Just look at the com implementation of KiXtart. It is still a baby and does not have all the stuff the kix32 and wkix32 have but this does open a whole new world for kix users.
BTW: Everyone should use the scripting language he/she likes and find to fit the needs best. No matter if it is Perl, Kix, AutoIT, Ruby or even VBS.
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