In planning our next version of JNBridgePro, we’re reviewing support for running our plug-in on Visual Studio 2005 and 2008. Because Microsoft added multi-targeting to VS 2010 and later, developers no longer need VS 2005 or 2008 to build projects for .NET 2.0/3.0/3.5. Besides, Microsoft has discontinued its own support for VS 2005 and 2008, and discourages developers from using those environments. So we’re thinking of only supporting the plugin on Visual Studio 2010 and later, but not on 2005 and 2008. Will that cause a problem for any of our users? If you’re still using VS 2008 (or 2005), please contact us and let us know. Otherwise, we’ll likely remove support for these older versions from JNBridgePro.
We’re also looking at support for the .NET Framework 2.0/3.0/3.5 family. Since Microsoft is likely to support them as long as it supports operating systems like Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 Update, and Windows Server 2012 R1, we’ll be supporting 2.0/3.0/3.5, too. We’d like to get a handle, though, on how many of our users are actually developing for those versions of .NET. If you’re still developing for .NET 2.0, 3.0, or 3.5, and are using the JNBridgePro .NET 2.0-targeted components, please contact us and let us know.