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portability of applications

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Being a newbie to dotnet, can anyone tell me if the current version
applications/executables are portable across to other OS' like from MS to
Unix
Feb 10 '06 #1
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In order for a .NET application to work the operating system must be have a
CLR ( Common Language Runtime ), if these are available on a particular
platform then it could work. AFAIK, the windows platform is the only one but
I might be wrong.
"Rahul Chatterjee" <ra***@benesysinc.com> wrote in message
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Being a newbie to dotnet, can anyone tell me if the current version
applications/executables are portable across to other OS' like from MS to
Unix

Feb 10 '06 #2

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"Rahul Chatterjee" <ra***@benesysinc.com> wrote in message
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Being a newbie to dotnet, can anyone tell me if the current version
applications/executables are portable across to other OS' like from MS to
Unix

..NET apps require the .NET Framework. There is a project that will interest
you. Check here:

http://www.mono-project.com/Main_Page
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Peter [MVP Visual Developer]
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Feb 10 '06 #3

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"Rahul Chatterjee" <ra***@benesysinc.com> schrieb:
Being a newbie to dotnet, can anyone tell me if the current version
applications/executables are portable across to other OS' like from MS to
Unix


<URL:http://www.dotgnu.org/>
<URL:http://www.mono-project.com/>

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M S Herfried K. Wagner
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Feb 10 '06 #4

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CMM
The CLR/CLI is one thing. The Framework is something totally separate.
Microsoft has submitted the CLR/CLI (along with C#) for standards approval.
And I think the Mono project has a great working implementation of the CLR.

However, all that pretty much means is you can write an app that computes
2+2 and have it be cross platform. The Framework on the other hand is a
bunch of classes... most of them simply wrappers around the Win32 API.
Porting them will prove to be difficult I suspect. Though I hear the Mono
guys are making great progress. But, without Microsoft lending their full
weight behind it, I doubt it will ever happen.

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-C. Moya
www.cmoya.com
"Newbie" <me@me.com> wrote in message
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In order for a .NET application to work the operating system must be have
a CLR ( Common Language Runtime ), if these are available on a particular
platform then it could work. AFAIK, the windows platform is the only one
but I might be wrong.
"Rahul Chatterjee" <ra***@benesysinc.com> wrote in message
news:Oe*************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
Being a newbie to dotnet, can anyone tell me if the current version
applications/executables are portable across to other OS' like from MS to
Unix


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