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eWeek: Mono Playing Catch-Up

Jul 14, 2003, 18:00 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Galli, Darryl K. Taft)

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"While a 2-year-old project to develop an open-source version of Microsoft Corp.'s .Net Framework is making progress, it's still a long way from prime time.

"The Mono Project incorporates key .Net-compliant components, including a C# compiler, a Common Language Runtime just-in-time compiler and a growing set of class libraries, including ASP.Net and ADO.Net. But officials at the project's leader, Ximian Inc., said the group is still incorporating new features being added by Microsoft into the next version of the .Net development platform, dubbed Whidbey.

"'Yes, of course it's late,' said Miguel de Icaza, chief technology officer of Ximian, in Boston, and Mono project leader, at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention here last week. 'We were supposed to release the ECMA components, but the project has grown...'"

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