Yesterday on the 10th November 2020 Microsoft released .NET 5.0 as a major release including C# 9.0 and F# 5.0 along with Visual Studio 16.8. It was only 6 weeks ago that I added a blog on .NET Standard 2.1 and .NET 5.0 Support
.NET 5.0 is available now to download for Windows, macOS and Linux OS’s for x86, x64, Arm32 and Arm64.
As a developer this brings together the .NET Framework and .NET Core under a single software provision.
For FPAssistant SDK this means lots of new benefits with little effort plus by using the new features in C# 9 we can enhance the SDK and offer better API’s. Key areas are:
- Adding macOS and Linux support as well as Windows 10, Android and iOS
- Performance improved
- ARM64 Support (Apple moving to their chips based on ARM / Microsoft releasing Windows on ARM [WOA])
- C# 9.0 – Language improvements
We have already starting work on supporting .NET 5.0 so watch this space for a release in due course but if you are in a hurry, then drop us an email and we’ll get you a beta release to play with. This means that support for Portable Class Library (PCL) will be dropped soon.