Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Aug 2006 19:10 UTC, submitted by Dolphin
.NET (dotGNU too) "Four short years ago, Microsoft unveiled its new framework/engine for programming and running applications in a virtual environment, and the world was stunned. Microsoft had introduced a run-time environment that was for the first time a true 'write once, run everywhere' implementation, but that was far from being the end. With .NET 3.0 on the loom, NeoSmart Technologies takes a look at how far .NET has come and just how long it can keep going."
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RE[3]: I don't think so
by zerohalo on Sun 13th Aug 2006 02:25 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I don't think so"
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Do you mean to say that it's possible to compile a Ruby program into a binary that can be executed by a Java VM without the need to have a Ruby intepreter present on the client system?

And is that what Ruby.NET implementations are supposed to do? So that you can write a program in Ruby, turn it into an EXE that can then run on a Windows system that has the .NET framework and it will run (so the user doesn't need to install Ruby). And that you access any .NET library from your Ruby code? I'm just trying to make sure I understand the relationship between Ruby and .NET in this case.

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