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#1 Nuno Brito

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Posted 15 November 2014 - 01:37 PM

Winds of change surround us..

 

.NET is now open source under the MIT license, Visual Studio IDE soon to follow.

 

I've checked the license underneath and looks good to re-use: http://nunobrito1981...compliance.html

 

I wonder if we could ask for Microsoft to open source Windows 3.11 up to 98.. :)

 

 


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Posted 15 November 2014 - 02:46 PM

Hi Nuno,

 

Interesting news.

Would it be interesting to follow the impact on Mono.

 

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Posted 15 November 2014 - 03:35 PM

Miguel de Icaza has written about what he sees as happening in the future for Mono/.NET and doesn't look bad: http://tirania.org/b...014/Nov-12.html

 

I'd foresee a mix of the two projects into a single code base within some years. Hopefully integrated by default on other projects such ReactOS and Wine, where .NET was already working in the past: https://appdb.winehq...rsion&iId=17886

 

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Posted 15 November 2014 - 09:32 PM

This set of news came in as a bundle - Free Visual Studio 2013 Community Edition - a fully featured IDE. Another link here.

Microsoft makes Android development easier with new emulator for Visual Studio - from what I read and see it's extremely fast compared to other emulators. Then the .NET open source addition was also announced - Interesting!

I have been using the Windows 8 SDK (on Windows 7) and Visual C++ Express 2012 with Qt so I can compile with the VSC++ compiler but I guess thanks to the VS2013 Community Edition, I can just use that.


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Posted 18 November 2014 - 02:50 AM

So does this only affect the new .NET or prior versions also.

I poked around a bit at the above links, but no mention of prior releases.

 

I would assume since newer builds will still use some prior .NET core files,

the prior releases would fall under the Open Source umbrella also.

 

Just some thoughts, anyone care to chime in?.

This topic is rather important to me..

 

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Posted 21 November 2014 - 03:03 PM

This set of news came in as a bundle - Free Visual Studio 2013 Community Edition - a fully featured IDE. Another link here.

Microsoft makes Android development easier with new emulator for Visual Studio - from what I read and see it's extremely fast compared to other emulators. Then the .NET open source addition was also announced - Interesting!

I have been using the Windows 8 SDK (on Windows 7) and Visual C++ Express 2012 with Qt so I can compile with the VSC++ compiler but I guess thanks to the VS2013 Community Edition, I can just use that.

Interesting news! I'm always looking to see a good Android emulator! I will give it a try soon.

 

Thanks for sharing!



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Posted 21 November 2014 - 06:42 PM

From what I gather, some parts will be kept as closed-source.

 

I'm cross-posting to a discussion on the same topic at TLF: http://tech.reboot.p...=36889#pid36889

 

Would be interesting if someone could look deeper into what remains closed (and non-redistributable) when compared to what is now open.

 

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Posted 22 November 2014 - 04:07 AM

Thanks Nuno, nice read.
 
So this answered for now some of my questions, 
the fact that client side is not on the table kinda hurts.
 
.NET.Framework V4.0.30319 client side is what I was interested in.
For now, current distribution rights foil all plans.
 
P.S. "It's nice to see tech.reboot.pro growing the way they are".
"They've got some really good players on their team".
 
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Posted 24 November 2014 - 09:32 AM

Interesting news! I'm always looking to see a good Android emulator! I will give it a try soon.

 

Thanks for sharing!

 

No problem, take a look at this video demo: http://www.visualstu...oid-emulator-vs and another link: http://channel9.msdn...-event-2014/516






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