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No Vista support?

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First of all, I tried installing VS2005 Pro on Vista Ultimate 32 bit RTM and
Vista told me that VS2005 was not compatible with Vista. How the hell can
that happen? I thought one of the main ideas of .Net was portability.

Then, when I looked around some more, I saw that VS2002 and VS2003 will NOT
be supported on Vista. What the hell? That violates Microsoft's own terms
of support for both of those products!

It is clear that Microsoft does NOT want people to develop code to support
their OSs. Otherwise, why would they kick us in the ass every time we turn
around?

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Smerf
"How can the right nut NOT know what the left nut is doing in the same
Microsoft sac?"
Jan 28 '07 #1
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Hi,

smerf wrote:
First of all, I tried installing VS2005 Pro on Vista Ultimate 32 bit RTM and
Vista told me that VS2005 was not compatible with Vista. How the hell can
that happen? I thought one of the main ideas of .Net was portability.
..NET runs on Vista. It's "only" Visual Studio that doesn't. Besides, a
patch should be delivered soon.

<snip>

Greetings,
Laurent
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Jan 28 '07 #2

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"Laurent Bugnion [MVP]" <ga*********@bluewin.chwrote in message
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Besides, a patch should be delivered soon.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
Jan 28 '07 #3

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>.NET runs on Vista. It's "only" Visual Studio that doesn't. Besides, a
>patch should be delivered soon.
.... and while I've seen the official Microsoft statements about this as
well as a number of user reports of problems, I haven't actually seen any
issues myself. I'm running VS with Administrator privileges and I
understand that some would like to see this necessity eliminated, but
otherwise it's been working just fine for me.
Oliver Sturm
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Jan 28 '07 #4

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Laurent,

In my idea are you not giving an answer on the question but on the
introducing to that.

This was in my idea the main part of the question.
>Then, when I looked around some more, I saw that VS2002 and VS2003 will NOT
be supported on Vista. What the hell? That violates Microsoft's own terms
of support for both of those products!
>It is clear that Microsoft does NOT want people to develop code to support
their OSs. Otherwise, why would they kick us in the ass every time we turn
around?
I have no answer on that.

Cor
"Laurent Bugnion [MVP]" <ga*********@bluewin.chschreef in bericht
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Hi,

smerf wrote:
>First of all, I tried installing VS2005 Pro on Vista Ultimate 32 bit RTM
and Vista told me that VS2005 was not compatible with Vista. How the
hell can that happen? I thought one of the main ideas of .Net was
portability.

.NET runs on Vista. It's "only" Visual Studio that doesn't. Besides, a
patch should be delivered soon.

<snip>

Greetings,
Laurent
--
Laurent Bugnion [MVP ASP.NET]
Software engineering: http://www.galasoft-LB.ch
PhotoAlbum: http://www.galasoft-LB.ch/pictures
Support children in Calcutta: http://www.calcutta-espoir.ch

Jan 28 '07 #5

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"smerf" <sm***@shroom.comwrote in message
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First of all, I tried installing VS2005 Pro on Vista Ultimate 32 bit RTM
and Vista told me that VS2005 was not compatible with Vista. How the hell
can that happen? I thought one of the main ideas of .Net was portability.

Then, when I looked around some more, I saw that VS2002 and VS2003 will
NOT be supported on Vista. What the hell? That violates Microsoft's own
terms of support for both of those products!

It is clear that Microsoft does NOT want people to develop code to support
their OSs. Otherwise, why would they kick us in the ass every time we
turn around?

--
Smerf
"How can the right nut NOT know what the left nut is doing in the same
Microsoft sac?"
Load SP1 and the Vista patch. It works fine.
Jan 29 '07 #6

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Hi Cor,

Cor Ligthert [MVP] wrote:
Laurent,

In my idea are you not giving an answer on the question but on the
introducing to that.
I don't have a strong opinion or a technical expertise on the rest of
the question. I thought, however, that it was important to point out
that applications developed in .NET on Windows XP will run on Windows
Vista without problems. If this is guaranteed, then developing on Vista
is less critical.
This was in my idea the main part of the question.
>Then, when I looked around some more, I saw that VS2002 and VS2003 will NOT
be supported on Vista. What the hell? That violates Microsoft's own terms
of support for both of those products!
>It is clear that Microsoft does NOT want people to develop code to support
their OSs. Otherwise, why would they kick us in the ass every time we turn
around?

I have no answer on that.

Cor
I also don't have an answer (especially not on the "kick in the ass"
part). I'm used to trim text that is not relevant to my answer. That was
marked clearly in my reply with a <snipsign.

Greetings,
Laurent
--
Laurent Bugnion [MVP ASP.NET]
Software engineering: http://www.galasoft-LB.ch
PhotoAlbum: http://www.galasoft-LB.ch/pictures
Support children in Calcutta: http://www.calcutta-espoir.ch
Jan 29 '07 #7

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HI,

"Laurent Bugnion [MVP]" <ga*********@bluewin.chwrote in message
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| Hi,
|
| smerf wrote:
| First of all, I tried installing VS2005 Pro on Vista Ultimate 32 bit RTM
and
| Vista told me that VS2005 was not compatible with Vista. How the hell
can
| that happen? I thought one of the main ideas of .Net was portability.
|
| .NET runs on Vista. It's "only" Visual Studio that doesn't. Besides, a
| patch should be delivered soon.

IIRC I read somewhere that VS 2003 will not run on Vista, IMHO this is a
shame, I'm still developing/mantaining apps in 1.1

I hope at least that they run fine under Vista
Jan 30 '07 #8

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Hello Ignacio,
>IIRC I read somewhere that VS 2003 will not run on Vista, IMHO this is a
shame, I'm still developing/mantaining apps in 1.1
Yeah, I read that, too - or rather, it said that VS 2003 is not a
supported development platform on Vista. My VS 2003 runs nicely on Vista -
I haven't done any heavy development in it, but it compiles, debugs and
runs applications without any glitches I would have seen so far.
>I hope at least that they run fine under Vista
I believe they're supposed to, yes.
Oliver Sturm
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http://www.sturmnet.org/blog
Jan 30 '07 #9

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