Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 29th May 2004 15:39 UTC, submitted by t3rmin4t0r
.NET (dotGNU too) DotGNU Portable.net 0.6.6 has been released . Read the announcement here. It's been 2 months since the last release , threading has been rewritten twice , timers redone once , binary/SOAP serialization and lots of stuff done in Windows.Forms . This release includes Portable Studio IDE, MyXaml, Photo Tool (wx.NET), KDE DCOP Support, MDI and FileDialogs, Gtk-Sharp, Svg Rendering, XHTML Rendering .
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Re: "Lots of work"
by Bill orange on Sun 30th May 2004 00:28 UTC

Ultimately this will be the uniform framework of the network.

I very much doubt that - .net and java are only suitable for a certain class of rather pedestrian languages. Sure, by turing-completeness, you _can_ implement something like Common Lisp or ML on top of Java or .net - but it's crappy and slow and badly integrated, as such languages provide more general features than the computational models .net and java assume - trivial example: common lisp has multiple-dispatch multiple-inheritance OO. That means the single-dispatch single-inheritance OO models that both java and .net assume as a common denominator between languages feel unnatural and limiting to a Lisper or ML head, even in a .net implementation of their language.

So, no, .net will NEVER be a uniform framework for networking, any more than Java will be.