[sword-devel] .Net/C# and Sword
strandahl at FastechIS.com
Thu Jan 19 06:53:48 MST 2006
Those are excellent points. I should have specified that you can only
*download* them for free until November. And I have been using
SharpDevelop and the free .Net runtime on my work laptop. Visual Studio
(even the Express editions) won't run well on an older machines.
Requirements = 600Mhz processor and 192MB RAM. Recommended = 1Ghz and
Being able to work in C# is a plus for me and removes one of my excuses
for not participating in SWORD. Pray that God would guide me as to how
to spend my time.
From: Jason Turner [mailto:lefticus at gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2006 4:27 PM
To: SWORD Developers' Collaboration Forum
Subject: Re: [sword-devel] .Net/C# and Sword
I forgot the most important part of the FAQ.
12. Do customers who acquire the Visual Studio Express products
during the free promotional pricing period have to pay after the first
year if they want to continue to use them?
No, as long as you download Visual Studio Express on or before November
7th 2006, you will not have to pay for it.
On 1/18/06, Jason Turner <lefticus at gmail.com> wrote:
> This is from the Express Editions website.
> Just of note, the command line tools for .net have always been free.
> Anyone interested in using the .net Sword dll is free to use the
> command line tools, a free UI like sharp develop
> or Mono (actually it should be very easy to get this library to work
> with mono and even in Linux)
> 10. How much will these products cost?
> We are announcing a pricing promotion for Visual Studio Express - for
> the first year after the products launch on November 7th, 2005,
> customers will be able to visit MSDN to download their copy of Visual
> Studio Express for free!**
> Our customers are very excited about the release of these products, so
> this limited-time download is our gift to the hobbyist, student, and
> novice community - we're excited to see the amazing applications
> they'll build!
> Note that SQL Server 2005 Express Edition is also a free download. The
> free pricing for SQL Server Express is not limited to the same
> one-year promotional period as Visual Studio Express.
> [**We plan to launch the non-English versions of the Express products
> sometime within 2-3 months after the English version launches on
> November 7th. The same pricing promotion will apply to these products,
> and will remain in effect for one full year after their respective
> 11. You said "free for one year" - what does that mean, exactly?
> you be charging for this later?
> We originally announced pricing of Visual Studio Express at US$49. We
> are now offering Visual Studio Express for free, as a limited-in-time
> promotional offer, until November 6, 2006. Note that we are also
> offering SQL Server 2005 Express Edition as a free download, and that
> this offer is not limited to the same promotional pricing period as
> Visual Studio Express.
> On 1/18/06, Trandahl, Steve <strandahl at fastechis.com> wrote:
> > This looks very interesting. Just be aware that the Express Editions
> > are only free until November.
> > Steve
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Jason Turner [mailto:lefticus at gmail.com]
> > Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2006 10:00 AM
> > To: SWORD Developers' Collaboration Forum
> > Subject: [sword-devel] .Net/C# and Sword
> > Yesterday I got sword compiling with Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition
> > as a DLL. Using that DLL, I got SWIG to generate a C# wrapper for
> > me. That C# wrapper was then compiled with Visual C# 2005 Express
> > Edition. I then proved that I was able to query the list of
> > installed modules and look up keys in them.
> > BTW, the Express Editions are FREE visual studio products.
> > I plan to rewrite biblestudy using C# very soon. This new version of
> > BibleStudy will be windows specific, because linux does not yet have
> > great support for the Windows.Forms package in .net, but using the
> > C# library under linux (with Mono) is very much a possibility.
> > I plan to make the DLL's available for download soon. If anyone
> > wants to play with them sooner than soon, let me know. They are
> > probably small enough to just send to the mailing list.
> > -Jason
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