That is correct. For the passed year of updates all of the changes have 
been specifically geared toward the XNA libraries such as XAudio, XAct, 
XInput, etc. DirectSound, DirectPlay, DirectMusic, and many other of the 
triditional DirectX libs have ended their development cycles, and are 
now on the list of depricated libraries. They are only currently 
provided as legacy support for older DirectX applications and games that 
haven't either updated to XNA or the new version of DirectX which uses 
the c++ runtime libraries of the XNA Framework.
In fact, any release after DirectX August 2007 have only had changes in 
the XNA libraries included with DirectX while DirectSound, DirectInput, 
DirectPlay, etc remain static and unupdated. Cheers.

shaun everiss wrote:
> thanks tom, on that note I just got updated directx 9 august.
> They updated xact and other xna things as well as d3d.
> they seem to leave the rest alone though.

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