• Why did you choose .NET / C# / Visual Studio? I am actually a Windows, Linux, and KDE C++ developer. When I decided to switch from the unmanaged to the managed world I preferred C# because I felt it was more C-like. If you like Java/Python/Perl/Ruby/Fortran/Basic/Assembly/Pascal/... better; Please port my code into your favorite OOD language. I’m sure it won’t be too hard!
  • But Java/Eclipse/… are free?!? Actually so is Visual Studio! Go download it here http://www.microsoft.com/express/; Like many IDEs, the free version can’t do some of the “fancy” stuff but it will be more than adequate for most folks. The .NET CLR is a free download, and provides a nice all-in-one package for doing managed coding.
  • What if I just want to use the libraries? We will be running triggered build for both x86 and x64 architectures as both vanilla dll files and an MSI installer that you can download. These releases will be digitally signed.
  • I don’t understand why you did X. Please feel free to email me any questions or post an item on the discussion board.
  • Why don’t you have feature X? Please feel free to email me, post your idea on the issue tracker, or even better write the code to do it and add it to the project!
  • Will there be documentation? Yes…Our source code is thoroughly commented using the XML comment scheme compiled with SandCastle which means we will have both CHM files and hosted web content that match the layout of MSDN
  • I think I found a bug. Please email me the stack trace (if applicable) along with any exception information, as well as what you were trying to do and sample xml.

Last edited Jun 24, 2010 at 5:06 PM by dmcgarry, version 1


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