Does anyone know where I can find more information about the new Lightweight Runtime that will be included with ArcGIS 10.1? This was discussed at the recent DevSummit and ESRI Federal User Conference.

I am looking for any general information about the product, but more specifically I am trying to find out if there will be any sort of licensing fees to use it.

More information can be found here: http://esriaustralia.wordpress.com/2011/02/17/the-new-arcgis-runtime/



At the DevSummit 2011 a long session was presented by Euan Cameron. As far as I understood from the session Geodatabases will be supported. There will be a license fee. It will be less that ArcEngine but it will more than the old price of MapObjects. As James mentioned keep an eye on the beta community website. BTW: if you have a EDN license you will be able to develop for ArcGIS Runtime.


Esri Australia blogged about it. I think runtime is definitely a step in the right direction. Since Esri is looking into new ways to bundle assemblies, I'd really like them to consider supporting Geodatabase Add-ins. This would allow assemblies to be deployed via the geodatabase. I've submitted this to Ideas.Esri.Com.

Update: Video for Plenary 2 beginning at 67:20 discusses Runtime.

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    Yeah, that could be very helpful if they include edit capabilities they give for the runtime. – Britt Wescott Mar 14 '11 at 18:40

Information on the new runtime is pretty limited at this point since it hasn't been released yet. You may want to get on the beta website for Esri, though a public beta is not available yet (as of Marc 14, 2011). Once the beta is out, there will be forums available to ask questions about the product.

I didn't get the names of the presenters for that session at Dev Summit, but you can contact the presenters directly for more information if you have their names.


Euan Cameron, Mary Harvey, and Ralf Gottschalk's presentation is up on the video.esri.com site now.


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