[ Note: if installing F# for Mono, you must download mono.snk. The location of this file has changed since release, you can now find it at http://github.com/mono/mono/raw/master/mcs/class/mono.snk ]

The F# team are very pleased to announce the update of August 2010 release of the F# 2.0 free download MSI and ZIP, for .NET 2.0-4.0, Mono and other CLI Implementations.

This release enables .NET 4.0 development with the MSI and ZIP releases of F# 2.0. This is an important release for the F# community, as it extends the existing availability of free-for-use F# programming tools to .NET 4.0.

In addition, with this release, the MSI installer can now be used to install F# in concert with the freely available Visual Studio 2010 Shell (integrated mode). This extends the existing support for Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Studio 2008 Shell from previous releases.


To use these tools for .NET 4.0 development with Visual Studio 2010 Shell on Windows, you can simply:

Ø  Install Visual Studio 2010 Shell (integrated mode)

Ø  Install the F# 2.0 August 2010 MSI


Other installation options are explained on the F# developer center, for example, the latest F# MSI and ZIP releases can install as a standalone compiler + libraries.

These releases can be used with any CLI implementation, including .NET (Windows) and Mono (Linux/Mac) (some installation notes here). We recommend users of F# on Mono/Linux/Mac update to this release.


NOTE: If you are using F# in Visual Studio 2010 Professional or above, you can ignore this release. The version of F# supported is identical!