Sun. Jul 12th, 2020

.NET 5.0 Preview 6 releases: open-source, general-purpose development platform

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.NET Core is an open-source, general-purpose development platform maintained by Microsoft and the .NET community on GitHub. It’s cross-platform (supporting Windows, macOS, and Linux) and can be used to build device, cloud, and IoT applications.

.NET Core has the following characteristics:

  • Cross-platform: Runs on Windows, macOS and Linux operating systems.
  • Consistent across architectures: Runs your code with the same behavior on multiple architectures, including x64, x86, and ARM.
  • Command-line tools: Includes easy-to-use command-line tools that can be used for local development and in continuous-integration scenarios.
  • Flexible deployment: Can be included in your app or installed side-by-side user- or machine-wide. Can be used with Docker containers.
  • Compatible: .NET Core is compatible with .NET Framework, Xamarin and Mono, via .NET Standard.
  • Open source: The .NET Core platform is open source, using MIT and Apache 2 licenses. .NET Core is a .NET Foundation project.
  • Supported by Microsoft: .NET Core is supported by Microsoft, per .NET Core Support.

.NET 5.0 Preview 6 releases.

Changelog

Here is list of some of the additions and updates we’re excited to bring in Preview 6. See the .NET and ASP.NET Core blogs for additional details.

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