Update .Net Framework to 4.6.1

Feb 26, 2016 at 12:40 AM
It would be nice if WFN used the 4.6.1 drivers. According the Microsoft blog, it has some performance improvements compared to 4.5 and some other things that I don't know if they are any useful to WFN. Still, .NET Frameworks are backwards compatible and as I recall the 4.6.1 drivers can run on any system from XP to 10 on both 32-bit and 64-bit, so I don't think there should be any issue to update the drivers.
Feb 26, 2016 at 4:12 PM
I was already converting to .NET 4.5.2, which would drop Windows Vista pre-SP2 support. .NET 4.6.1 would drop Windows Vista support, and I'm not convinced a little bit of performance improvement is worth that.

Right now, making WFN work properly is the top-priority. Then we can worry about the performance. ;)
Feb 26, 2016 at 5:34 PM
According to the "Supported client operating systems" chart on this page: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/8z6watww%28v=vs.110%29.aspx

4.6 should be able to work on Vista systems, but only with Service Pack 2. So I think upgrading to at least 4.6 would be fine.
Jun 5, 2016 at 10:20 AM
Edited Jun 5, 2016 at 10:20 AM
I've just released v2.0 Alpha 6, which requires .NET 4.5.2. If there are no complaints about dropping Vista pre-SP2 support (and I don't think there will be many, if any), I'm OK with switching to .NET 4.6. Not sure about its deployment percentage, but people will just have to install it if they want to use WFN. :)