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.NET Framework Statistics

For those distributing software needing .NET Framework, what percentage of your downloaders also need to get the Framework at the time of download?
Ben Mc Send private email
Friday, October 21, 2005
We made the decision early on to not distribute the framework with the application. There were two reasons for this.

The first, and most important one being that the application is geared towards .NET developers. We feel that if you're doing .NET development and need a .NET tool, you better already have, or know how to download the runtime.

Second, the application tops 2 MB at most (that's WITH a third-party licensing .dll and the installer wrappers). There simply is no justification to package a 20 MB framework with it when it's widely available.
Andrey Butov Send private email
Friday, October 21, 2005

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