Now the Fun Begins
Last night at 4:46pm, Sara Williams announced the availability of Microsoft’s 4+ years of labor: the Microsoft .NET Framework, v1.0. And then, at 5:59pm, the great land rush to download the matching VS.NET bits began. Here are some links you may find interesting as you move to the RTM of .NET and VS.NET:
Here are some fun facts for you:
- The compressed VS.NET Enterprise Architect download is 1.8GB and it took my puny cable model 4+ hours to download.
- It took my laptop (574MHz, 512MB RAM) 30+ minutes to unzip.
- The resulting pre-installed folder was 2.45GB.
- The .NET runtime build number is 3705.
- The VS.NET build number is 9466.
- The codename for .NET was “Lightning” (hence the ildasm icon).
- The codename for C# was “Cool” (hence the “C# is Cool” t-shirt).
Woodring’s most excellent
tool reveals the following:
Done processing c:\windows\microsoft.net\Framework\v1.0.3705.
Processed 69 assemblies comprising 70 modules.
Types: 8,866 (of any kind)
Classes: 5,602 (2,183 public)
Attributes: 297 (257 public)
Delegates: 334 (213 public)
Interfaces: 983 (659 public)
Enums: 1,085 (710 public)
Value types: 565 (121 public)
Members: 414,990 (of any kind, instance and static)
Methods: 281,630 instance, 12,797 static
Events: 13,160 instance, 24 static
Properties: 44,689 instance, 1,233 static
Fields: 28,478 instance, 32,979 static
Congrats to the Microsoft .NET team for a job well done!