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  • Question

  • Will installing dotnet 3.5 mean that i do not need to install dotnet 2 or 1.1 even if i have applications that require 1.1 or 2?

     

    And why is the size of dotnet 1.1 over 20 meg and the size of 3.5 less than 3 meg. 

    Wednesday, April 23, 2008 9:10 AM

Answers

  • Hi

     

    if you have applications requiring a certain version you need to install that version, there's no default backwards compability.  So you need to install all three.

     

    .net 1.1 = runtime 1.1

    .net 2.0 = runtime 2.0

    .net 3.5 = runtime 2.0 + extensions

     

    3.5 is but a small addition to 2.0, that's why it's so much smaller

     

    Kind regards

     

     

    Wednesday, April 23, 2008 11:59 AM
  • Hi JoeKing,

     

    the reason of the difference in size is that .NET 3.5 installer is actually an online installer so what you download is just a bootstrap installer, which will download the rest of the stuff from the network

     

    Of course, the evident question here is "what if I need to redistribute the framework to a farm of desktops with no web access (just intranet one)?

     

    In the same download page of the bootstraper, http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=333325fd-ae52-4e35-b531-508d977d32a6&DisplayLang=en, you'll find a legend about a Full Redistributable Package

     

    Click on it (http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/0/f/60fc5854-3cb8-4892-b6db-bd4f42510f28/dotnetfx35.exe) and you'll find that .NET 3.5 installer is about... 200M

     

     

     

    As frederik says, that includes .NET 2.0, .NET 3.0 extensions (also called "FX" and they are WCF, WPF, WF and Cardspace) plus .NET 3.5 FX (LINQ, lambda, etc)

    Tuesday, May 27, 2008 7:31 PM

All replies

  • Hi

     

    if you have applications requiring a certain version you need to install that version, there's no default backwards compability.  So you need to install all three.

     

    .net 1.1 = runtime 1.1

    .net 2.0 = runtime 2.0

    .net 3.5 = runtime 2.0 + extensions

     

    3.5 is but a small addition to 2.0, that's why it's so much smaller

     

    Kind regards

     

     

    Wednesday, April 23, 2008 11:59 AM
  • Hi JoeKing,

     

    the reason of the difference in size is that .NET 3.5 installer is actually an online installer so what you download is just a bootstrap installer, which will download the rest of the stuff from the network

     

    Of course, the evident question here is "what if I need to redistribute the framework to a farm of desktops with no web access (just intranet one)?

     

    In the same download page of the bootstraper, http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=333325fd-ae52-4e35-b531-508d977d32a6&DisplayLang=en, you'll find a legend about a Full Redistributable Package

     

    Click on it (http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/0/f/60fc5854-3cb8-4892-b6db-bd4f42510f28/dotnetfx35.exe) and you'll find that .NET 3.5 installer is about... 200M

     

     

     

    As frederik says, that includes .NET 2.0, .NET 3.0 extensions (also called "FX" and they are WCF, WPF, WF and Cardspace) plus .NET 3.5 FX (LINQ, lambda, etc)

    Tuesday, May 27, 2008 7:31 PM