Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Oct 2007 19:39 UTC, submitted by gonzo
.NET (dotGNU too) "One of the things my team has been working to enable has been the ability for .NET developers to download and browse the source code of the .NET Framework libraries, and to easily enable debugging support in them. Today I'm excited to announce that we'll be providing this with the .NET 3.5 and VS 2008 release later this year. We'll begin by offering the source code (with source file comments included) for the .NET Base Class Libraries, ASP.NET, Windows Forms, ADO.NET, XML, and WPF. We'll then be adding more libraries in the months ahead (including WCF, Workflow, and LINQ). The source code will be released under the Microsoft Reference License."
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by TemporalBeing on Mon 8th Oct 2007 19:00 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: holly..."
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It was too late, like Sun often do, before they start improving their product, they wait until customers were frustrated enough and create an alternative. Swing isn't alone, the whole jvm get nearly stagnant until .net was unveil.

This was because for the longest time Sun tried to have their JVM, which had become the de facto, be nothing more than a reference for others to verify against. Unfortunately for them, it became the de facto standard that everyone used, and they were eventually forced to fix stuff so that it actually worked.

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