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Miguel de Icaza set to embrace .NET

Mono to open source .NET by mid 2002
By Andrew Orlowski
Posted: 09/07/2001 at 13:46 GMT

A software libre implementation of Microsoft's .NET broke cover today,
with GNOME lead Miguel de Icaza promising to have .NET code ready by
the middle of next year. Ximian's Mono project (that's Spanish for
monkey) consists of three parts: a Linux C# compiler, a virtual
machine, and the common language runtime, so Linux developers will be
able to create and deploy .NET apps on Linux in languages other than
C#. The work will be released under the GNU GPL or LGPL and
collaboration is encouraged.

The Microsoft SDK will be supported, according to the Mono FAQ, and
the project uses and promises to extend GNOME libraries.  Although
Ximian's announcement refers to Linux throughout, and specifically
mentions a Win32 (on x86) versions, since it's open source, it'll run
on any GNOME- (or glibc)-friendly platform: which these days includes
the free BSDs and almost every Unix too. So Sun Microsystems, which is
committed to making GNOME the default UI for Solaris, will find itself
hosting a Microsoft production platform for the first time. Has anyone
told Scott?

Full story at: http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/4/20256.html

Also see Miguel's interview at: http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/4/20270.html


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