[mapguide-internals] Installer: .net framework really required?

Zac Spitzer zac.spitzer at gmail.com
Thu Mar 12 03:18:11 EDT 2009

if at all possible, we should avoid it IMHO

if the application doesn't need it, the installer shouldn't..

is that a deal breaker with the current approach?


On Thu, Mar 12, 2009 at 6:02 PM, Jackie Ng <jumpinjackie at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I was wondering whether the installer should really have the .net framework
> as a requirement.
> I ask this because .net framework is still an *optional* component in
> Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, and I don't really want to burden the
> user with an additional 20mb download even when they are not going to use
> any features that require .net (eg. Maestro, ASP.net map viewer).
> Of course, if Microsoft got their act together, they would've made it a
> required system component delivered via automatic updates and I wouldn't
> have be asking this question right now.
> Thoughts?
> - Jackie
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