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.Net Open Source

Just read that Microsoft is planning to open source the full server-side .NET core stack and to take that open-sourced .NET core to Linux and Mac OS X, alongside Windows.

Read about it here

It's a little beyond me but does that mean the SDK for the EZ-B will possibly soon be compatible with Linux and iOS? Which will open up a whole bunch of options.


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Synthiam
#1  

It sure does mean that - the SDK has a Mono version, which hasn't been updated on the site yet. The mono version already runs on Linux and mac osx - but has a few limits due to windows specific features in .Net. Once they port the .Net compilers to other platforms, we will see ARC and the like being compatible with all paltforms

#2  

They are also releasing a new free version of Visual Studio that is more complete than the "express" versions. From what I can tell, it is the same as Professional but with different licensing on what and how you can distribute works created with it.

See this Blog Post for more info.

-- and Ha.. I finally beat you to a post. I posted about this yesterday here in post #25

:P

Alan

#3  

They aren't planning - they already did it! Super freaking awesome.

https://github.com/Microsoft/dotnet

Edit: I removed some info about Mono and compatibility which DJ said much better than I did :)