Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th May 2009 17:37 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
.NET (dotGNU too) "Microsoft is turning the source code for its embedded .Net Micro Framework over to the community and slowly withdrawing from that business, company officials are confirming. On the rumored list of teams most heavily impacted by second wave of Microsoft layoffs announced on May 5 was the .Net Micro Framework team - as well as the related MSN Direct unit. Indeed, both groups were affected, a Microsoft spokesperson confirmed on May 6."
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by Ravyne on Fri 8th May 2009 01:32 UTC
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On a completely different note, how long do you reckon before someone ports it to the Nintendo DS or the venerable Gameboy advance?

Even if the MSIL is limited, it would still be kinda funny to see a .Net game running on the DS or GBA. Hardware calls and C/C++ inter-op are possible, so it would just be a matter of getting the HAL made and then creating an assembly to map all the hardware features.

Also, the MSIL execution core might make a nifty lightweight, garbage-collected, embeddable scripting language.

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