Runtime and map packages created in ArcGIS 10

Idea created by 1_Gis.jn on Apr 17, 2012
    ArcGIS Runtime should be able to manage map packages created with ArcGIS 10.

    The functionality to allow it might be implemented in a patch for ArcGIS 10.

    Although Runtime has not yet been released, I am submitting the idea since now as, ideally (no pun intended), the patch would be released in about the same time frame as Runtime so users may start taking advantage of the benefits of the Runtime, in regard to map packages, without having to wait until the organization migrates to ArcGIS 10.1.