Posted by gfx
on September 13, 2005 at 7:39 PM PDT
I just updated my .NET 1.1 Framework to 2.0 beta 2 and the download part really comforted me.
Every now and then we see a new blog/thread/article about JRE/JDK download size. Well, I just downloaded .NET 2.0 beta 2 and here are the file sizes:
- Runtime: 23 MB installer
- SDK: 324 MB installer (!)
Amusingly you need to install the runtime to install the SDK. That is a 347 MB installer to have a command line based framework plus its documentation. And I installed all of this to try Monad beta 2, a new Windows shell.
So sure the JDK could be smaller, Mustang b48 is 50 MB large, but at least it contains the runtime environment...
P.S: The install of the .NET SDK just failed because 1 GB of free disk space doesn't seem to be enough ^^
P.P.S: I installed and tried Monad. It rocks but it has serious problems, the most important being it takes 36 MB of RAM. For a command line shell. With no color. And the startup is slow. Even Cygwin performs better. That said it rocks so much I already dropped my old cmd.exe.