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Friday, June 09, 2006

.NET Framework 3.0

I have just seen the following over at Somasegar's blog (http://blogs.msdn.com/somasegar/archive/2006/06/09/624300.aspx)

With this in mind we have decided to rename WinFX to the .NET Framework 3.0. .NET Framework 3.0 aptly identifies the technology for exactly what it is – the next version of our developer framework.

The change is in name only and will not affect the technologies being delivered as part of the product. The .NET Framework 3.0 is still comprised of the existing .NET Framework 2.0 components, including ASP.NET, WinForms, ADO.NET, additional base class libraries and the CLR, as well as new developer-focused innovative technologies in WPF, WCF, WF and WCS:


I don't see any mention of c# 3.0 in this package. I think this name change is pointless and confusing! Really, the reasons they give are not that convincing!

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I disagree. I like the name change. It brings consistency to the product. On the flip side I always felt WinFX was WAY more confusing.

By Anonymous, at Friday, June 09, 2006 11:15:00 PM

I think it should have been a minor version like 1.0 -> 1.1. It should have been called 2.1 or something. But definatly not 3! IMHO.

By Paul Kinlan, at Saturday, June 10, 2006 8:37:00 AM

It's a misnomer, and it jams the .NET Framework. They're going to be in a real bind when they try to come up with numbers for the next versions -- i mean right now they're considering a "3.5", and that's already ridiculous enough. The Compact Framework isn't going to have WinFX, so the "3" isn't going to make any sense at all.

http://www.petitiononline.com/winfx/petition.html

By rei, at Thursday, August 10, 2006 7:44:00 AM