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SharpDevelop 3.0 Beta 1

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Released: Feb 19, 2008
Updated: Mar 4, 2008 by ChristophWille
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Release Notes

1) Release Information

Welcome to the first Beta of SharpDevelop 3.0 targeting .NET Framework 3.5! As this introduction implies, setup requires .NET 3.5 installed on your machine:

Recommended but not required is the installation of the related SDK (additional tools, samples, documentation, ...):

Although the requirement for installed framework changed, multi-targeting frameworks is still supported!

SharpDevelop 3.0 comes with a lot of changes, the breaking changes in comparison to version 2.2 are detailed in the next section. So what’s new?
  • Parallel build support for multi-core machines
  • IronPython language support has been added
  • F# language support has been added (F# must be installed separately)
  • C# 3.0 code completion is implemented (NOTE: VB9 is not as of Beta 1)
  • The debugger infrastructure has been rewritten, more features to come in Beta 2
  • Performance and stability work (i.e. VB <-> C# conversion)

2) Important Feature Changes

NDoc has been replaced with Sandcastle

NCover has been replaced with PartCover

WiX 3.0 has been integrated

Mono and NAnt support no longer shipping in setup (still supported though)

3) Joining the Team

We are a small team and additional developers are always welcomed. Currently, we are looking for help in various areas:

The WPF Designer

Class Designer and Workflow Designer

To get a general idea of the roadmap for 3.0, please see

4) Downloads

Please note that to take full advantage of SharpDevelop 3.0 features, you must install the following software too:

FxCop (Code Analysis)

TortoiseSVN (Source Control)

F# (Programming Language, tested with Beta 1)

5) Support

Our primary means of support is via our Web-based forum (please do not email team members directly unless they advise you to do so in the forum):

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