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From Douglas Service <dsop...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Transition from .NET 4.5 to .NET Core 1.1 and .NET 4.6
Date Wed, 25 Jan 2017 00:32:34 GMT
And minimizes the changes to the current project layout.

On Tue, Jan 24, 2017 at 4:26 PM, Douglas Service <dsopsrc@gmail.com> wrote:

> Here is a the current proposal for moving from .NET 4.5 to .NET Core 1.1 /
> .NET 4.6 which will allow the C# portion of REEF to run on both Windows and
> Linux.
>
> Background:
>
> The MSBuild .NET Core/ Visual Studio 2017 .csproj file format is
> significantly different from the .NET 4.5 / Visual Studio 2015 project file
> format. In addition, the new 2017 format will automatically pick up files
> in current directory and sub-directories unless the are excluded with a
> content exclude statement.
>
> Our goals are:
>
>    1. Have the new projects well laid out and highly usable since they
>    are the future.
>    2. Disturb the current projects as little as possible to prevent
>    regressions.
>    3. Have the transition to .NET Core 1.1 / .NET 4.6 appear in git as a
>    series of deletions.
>
> Steps involved:
>
>    1. A new solution file will be added to lang/cs/Org.Apache.REEF.NC.sln.
>    2. A new project file will be added to each project directory. For
>    example, Org.Apache.REEF.Utilities.NC.csproj.
>    3. A directory called NET45 will be added to each project directory
>    where directories and files that are only appropriate to the .NET 4.5 build
>    will be placed.
>    4. The new .NET Core 1.1 / .NET 4.6 projects will pull down our Avro
>    .NET Core 1.1 / .NET 4.6 nuget package and .NET Core 1.1 / .NET 4.6
>    compatible versions of the other nuget packages REEF uses.
>    5. The NET45 directory will be excluded from the new project files
>    with content exclude statement.
>    6. The current project files will be updated for any files that move
>    to the NET45 sub-directory.
>    7. After the final .NET 4.5 release of REEF, the current project files
>    and the NET45 directories will be removed.
>
> This process will keep the new project files easy to use as adding a file
> to the project directory or sub-directory (except the NET45 directory) will
> cause the file to be automatically added to the build.
>
> Doug
>
>
>
>

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