Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Nov 2006 23:18 UTC
Mono Project Novell has announced the release of Mono version 1.2, a new version of the Mono project to create an implementation of the Microsoft .Net Framework for open source. Mono 1.2 enhances the open-source effort and is a major step toward compatibility with the .Net Framework 2.0, Novell officials said. Novell announced the new version on Nov. 9 at the Microsoft TechEd Developers conference in Barcelona.
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One important point in Mono
by usr0 on Fri 10th Nov 2006 00:20 UTC
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The implementation of the ASP.NET 2.0 features is far behind the .NET implementation (no webparts, no masterpages). I have dealed with Mono for 2 years and was usually really disappointed because I could never use the features under Linux that were available for .NET under Windows. Furthermore the .NET/Mono source is heavily influenced by developers with a Windows related coding style: They never think of interoperability with other operating systems and understand the term "interoperability" as the interoperability to other Windows systems. The most projects were developed under MS VS 2005 so you can not open them with monodevelop easily.

Since Java became (will become) open source there is absolutely no reason for me to use Mono as a platform for my website (CMS development). Java is a mature platform independent framework that is well implemented under Linux - Mono definitely not: Bad performance and incomplete feature implementation of the .NET framework.

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