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Posts for the month of December 2014

HeuristicLab moves to .NET 4.5

After staying on the .NET 4 platform for 4 years we have decided to upgrade to .NET 4.5. At the moment this only affects the trunk version of HL, but in the future also the stable branch and the next release (3.3.11) will be built on .NET 4.5. The main reason for this decision is that we are going to use new features from .NET 4.5 (async/await and System.IO.Compression.ZipArchive).

For you as a user or developer this means the following:

  • Running HeuristicLab now requires .NET 4.5
  • Windows XP is not supported anymore because .NET 4.5 requires at least Windows Vista SP2 or Windows Server 2008 SP2/R2 SP1
  • If you have written plugins for HeuristicLab or applications that use HL assemblies you have to update your projects to .NET 4.5

If you have any questions please feel free to ask!