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Sunday, May 18, 2008

.NET 3.5 SP1 Client Profile Information

I wanted to point out an excellent blog post talking about a new .NET Framework 3.5 `Client Profile` installation that weighs in at around 25mb and had the ability to update itself to the full framework via Windows Update.

This is obviously a HUGE improvement over the previous options. Combined with various developer websites that picked up my articles about the massive size of the framework it is comforting to know that I'm not alone and losing my mind in thinking that it was just too friggin big.

In the article there is also a mention that Microsoft is working with InstallShield to provide support for the client profile so I only have one question: When will we get to see a beta prereq?

1 comment:

  1. I wonder if there is any update on this from either InstallShield or Microsoft side since?

    If not yet, is there a manual way of incorporating this as a pre-req? There is a sort of bootstrapper which is only 277 KB and which detects if you need the full package or client profile is good enough (which is XP case with no .Net).

    I wouldnt like being have to this via a custom action...