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Hi all, just found some sort of .NET linker and thought I heard you guess talking about something like this.

I dont get how they can claim an executable can be around 4-6 mb if they include the .NET runtime (libs, etc)?

Guyon Morée
Monday, May 17, 2004


Guyon Morée
Monday, May 17, 2004

I may be wrong but I think it's covered before.

Li-fan Chen
Monday, May 17, 2004

The funny thing about all these supposed linkers is, that you must first download the framework anyway, because they can't like mscorlib.dll, and it's not separately redistributable.

Kind of defeats the purpose.

Monday, May 17, 2004

You must have looked at Remotesoft's linker which, like you said, doesn't link any of the unmanaged DLLs.  This one links everything into a single EXE and doesn't use any external files.  There is no way someone would know you are using .NET unless you told them.

Jason Chung
Monday, May 17, 2004

One potential problem is that this approach might violate the .Net Framework developer's license.  Microsoft has a license that lets you redistribute the entire Framework Redistributable file, but I think it prohibits slicing-and-dicing the file into individual DLLs, as this linker apparently would.

Hopefully Microsoft would turn a blind eye and not be opposed to a product like this, but there are no guarantees.

Robert Jacobson
Monday, May 17, 2004

Or at least buy one of those companies that makes a .Net linker and then include it in VS.Net *and then* sue the rest.

That sounds like the Microsoft that I know.

Monday, May 17, 2004

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