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ZDNet: 2002 Goal for GNU/Linux Version of .Net

Jan 31, 2002, 15:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rachel Lebihan)

[ Thanks to Con Zymaris for this link. ]

A year after Australia's one-man army started pounding out code for GNU/Linux's version of .Net, he's looking to double the quarter of a million lines of code already written before done, and hopes to do so in six months if he can convince some new 'code demons' to sign up to the cause.

"'We're moving full-steam ahead,' said Rhys Weatherley, the Brisbane developer who had written 254,423 lines of code by December last year - just 12 months after throwing himself into his Portable.NET project.

"Portable.NET is designed to run on a variety of operating system platforms - GNU/Linux, BSD, Solaris, MacOS, Windows, PDAs - whereas Microsoft only caters for Windows, and its main focus is to build a runtime engine, C# compiler, and C# system library for the "Common Language Infrastructure" (CLI) platform - a European Computer Manufacturer's (ECMA) standard - for Free Software..."

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