A bit about release dates.

Posted on 9/18/2006 @ 12:07 PM in #Vanilla .NET by | Feedback | 2842 views

I had the good luck of chit chatting with Pablo Castro at length at VSLive. One of the things he suggested, and I thought was an awesome idea, was to include a slide on the various release dates for all this stuff coming out of MSFT.

Here is that slide to put an end to all confusions.

<<TADAAHHH>>

As you can see, there are a few key points to notice:

1. C# 3.0, LINQ, ADO.NET vNext and the whole sh-bang was never intended to be a part of WinFX - which is now .NET 3.0.

2. .NET 3.0 is really NET 2.0 + some extra stuff. So to develop for .NET 3.0, you will use Visual Studio 2005, with some additional add-ins and binaries you will download and install.

3. Vista and Sharepoint 2007 will be built on .NET 2.0 + .NET 3.0 (which is .NET 2.0+).

In other words, if you haven't already made a move to .NET 2.0, thinking that you will wait and watch for .NET 3.0 before you make that gargantuan move, you are a BLUDY FOOL!!!

Sound off but keep it civil:

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On 9/18/2006 12:41:34 PM Fabrice said ..
From your schema, it looks like Orcas won't be built on the CLR 2.0. Is that confirmed?


On 9/18/2006 12:53:27 PM Sahil Malik said ..
Fabrice - to the best of my knowledge yes, you will need Orcas to target .NET vNext. It wouldn't even be a surprise of the next CTP ties all these branches together, so an Orcas CTP would be LINQ + DLINQ + ADO.NET vNext + whatever else.

Now will Orcas be built "using" .NET 2.0 <-- who knows and who cares.

Now, if anyone knows that what I'm saying is incorrect - please come & correct me, so we spread a consistent/right message.

SM


On 9/18/2006 3:15:36 PM Sahil Malik said ..
Okay - so I found some more info. Maybe CLR won't change afterall - it will continue to remain CLR 2.0. But I have no such confirmation from MSFT guys - so that particular detail you mention - could go either way.