Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 6th Oct 2008 10:37 UTC, submitted by John Mills
Mono Project The Mono project has released Mono 2.0. As most of you will know, Mono is an open-source implementation of Microsoft's .NET framework for Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, and other operating systems. The 2.0 release comes packed with new features, the main ones being the compiler upgrade to C# 3.0 with support for LINQ, as well as the inclusion of ADO.NET 2.0, ASP.NET 2.0 and System.Windows.Forms 2.0. The release notes detail all the changes and new features.
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RE[7]: Amazing
by jstedfast on Mon 6th Oct 2008 14:16 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Amazing"
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With patents, the fact that mono is not a copyright violation of .NET is not the issue. The issue is that Windows,forms, ADO.NET and ASP.NET, which Mono 2.0 includes, are patent encumbered technologies.

Most distributions do not, by default, install Windows.Forms, ADO.NET, or ASP.NET portions of Mono (nor do they need to).

Mono is perfectly usable without those components unless you are specifically trying to run a Windows.Forms application or an ASP.NET hosted website.

You do not need them to use Banshee, F-Spot, or Tomboy as has already been explained dozens of times in this thread alone.

Yet somehow you keep ignoring that fact.

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