May 7, 2012 at 12:52 PM
Edited May 7, 2012 at 3:54 PM
I have been working with the ASP.NET MVC 4 Beta for a few months now and recently downloaded the source and built the libraries since many of the changes since the Beta are things I'd like to get into my code now so that when MVC 4 is released I'll have
fewer changes to make. I'm using the Web API for RESTful services and there's been a great deal of improvement in that since the Beta (woohoo!)
So... I looked around a bit and haven't found any pointers on how to get the environment up and running when building from source.
Specifically here is what I am dealing with:
1. I have the MVC 4 Beta installed on my development workstation. Should I uninstall this completely?
2. After I build from source and I have everything in the bin folder, is there any integration with VS or am I just adding the references and such manually in Visual Studio?
3. It appears that the required list of assemblies and web.config defaults have changed. Is there a way to keep up with these? I'm subscribed now to the RSS feed to this project but was wondering if there is a specific place to go.
I'm so pumped about MVC 4 & Web API! So much so that I'm using it as the foundation for our product's RESTful API and hosted web components. It's worth the risk and short-term changes to have this in place going forward. Thanks for
the great work so far!