[Mono-list] smaller framework

Miguel de Icaza miguel@ximian.com
18 Jul 2003 12:36:38 -0400


> I had posted on the gotdotnet site the question if anyone knew if MS
> (or someone else) was going to produce a smaller framework?  I have a
> software project that will be distributed on a CD and shipped all over
> the world.  A majority of the users will be military personnel using
> laptops.  The framework expands to a hefty 150 MB.  Wouldn't it be
> awesome if the redistributable would only install the namespaces that
> are actually used in the application? Then as the user might add other
> .NET based programs, have it check to see which namespaces those too
> may require and install them on demand.

The .NET Redist is what you are looking for: it does not ship the
documentation which is what the space accounts for.