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Avalon and Indigo Beta 1 RC Released

This ought to supply the geeks with something to do this weekend… besides going to see Star Wars of course. 😉 I’ll try and do some coverage of Avalon changes/additions since the March CTP. Oh and congrats to both teams for reaching Beta status!

Note: if the link doesn’t come up for you I think it’s because it’s still propagating through Microsoft’s server farm, give it a little time.

Update (3:32AM): Download still not working? Well, here’s a direct link to the executable. Time for me to sleep off a night of partying, enjoy!

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  1. Thanks for the heads up. Does the setup.exe install all the components? On the previous ISO there were 4-5 parts to install. I am assuming this operates on VS Beta 2?


  2. My guess is that it does work with VS Beta 2, since the installation folder is %windir%/Microsoft.NET/Framework/v2.0.50125, which is the same version of .NET as .NET v2.0 Beta 2 / Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2.

  3. The install fails on repeated attempts. I have VS Beta 2 installed, but the provided setup.exe fails on the first component (indigo). I have uninstalled and reinstalled 2 times.

  4. I too am experiencing a problem installing the first component ‘Microsoft “Indigo” Beta 1’.

    If anyone knows a fix for this install error I please post it to this blog.

    Thanks in advanced

  5. On the MS news groups this was reported from a hard to find log file. The problem is that the Mar Indigo runtime does not show up in Add/Remove programs and does not uninstall as part of the other items. Use the following command to remvoe the March Indigo install and the install completes.

    msiexec /x {C350D87C-7B67-43E2-B717-E9ADABE2F631}

    Now we just need the SDK to be able to compile/use the beta.