Saturday, June 10, 2006

.NET Framework 3.0

Microsoft have renamed WinFX to the .NET Framework 3.0.

Apparently, this is to reduce confusion. WinFX is built on 2.0, so now we have .NET Framework 3.0 built on .NET CLR 2.0 and hence .NET Framework 3.0 is built from .NET 2.0 compilers. Now I'm confused. I preferred the separation of the development platform from the underlying OS API. Does this mean there will be no further updates to the .NET Framework for Windows 2000?

Note that LINQ was due in .NET Framework 3.0 (as far as I understand it, LINQ requires changes to the CLR). Jason Zander indicates that LINQ support, which is part of the "Orcas" project, will appear after .NET Framework 3.0. Does this mean we'll have a further update to the .NET Framework soon after Vista ships?

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