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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RE[2]: Not entirely accurate !
by sbergman27 on Fri 10th Nov 2006 20:19 UTC in reply to "RE: Not entirely accurate !"
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"""They didn't do that because they thought .Net was the greatest thing since sliced bread, they wanted to clone the .Net framework and create a situation where .Net applications could be copied and run under Mono.

Certainly for Novell, 100% .Net compatiblity is the only selling point of Mono, and therein they will always be stuck trying to achieve that non-achievable goal."""

... at the expense of anyone who stands in their way.

To be fair, though, I think Miguel *does* think that .Net is the best thing since sliced bread.

And maybe it is good. But that does not mean that it is the best for OSS software.

I view Mono much as I view Samba. I'm exceedingly glad that we have it (somewhat less exceedingly in the Mono case), but wish we didn't need it, and hope that we don't depend upon it any more than absolutely necessary.

Edited 2006-11-10 20:23

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