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Renewing a request for .NET 3.0

Some time ago I wrote a plea to Microsoft to decouple the release of .NET 3.0 (then WinFx) from the release of Vista: A Vista plea to Microsoft.

At the time (i.e., back in March), I received some comments and other information from Microsoft employees telling me and that this kind of decoupling wasn’t in the cards.

There is a lot of chatter that Vista isn’t ready yet and that it may get delayed even more.

So, I renew my request to Microsoft:

Please, while retaining focus on quality, release WinFx .NET 3.0 and IE7 as soon as possible. Please do not wait for Vista’s release to make these components ready in final form.



    Shannon Whitley wrote @ August 9th, 2006 at 3:07 pm

I’m also signing this petition.

.NET should definitely take advantage of everything the OS has to offer, but can’t this be done in a more modular way? I’d love to see more version independence.

    Powers Unfiltered » Blog Archive » VSIP Summit wrote @ September 1st, 2006 at 12:53 pm

[…] Other slick things I can’t talk about are talked about by Microsoft bloggers like Paul Andrew , who is overseeing the wonderful new Windows Workflow Foundation, and Richard Turner, who manages the invaluable Product Formerly Known as Indigo (Windows Communication Foundation).  These are two core pieces of .NET 3.0.  Let me second Robert W. Anderson’s request:  Free .NET 3!  Paul and Andrew — somehow, please find a way to  release .NET 3 independent of (and before) Vista!  […]

[…] On a couple of occasions, I have requested that IE7 and .NET 3.0 be released when ready (post here) — presumably before Vista. I guess I have gotten part of my wish, though it is really the RTM of .NET 3.0 that I would like to see released. […]

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