"Mono has long tried to provide an open source alternative
implementation of Microsoft's .Net framework. It has succeeded in
some respects, and in others it has been lacking, especially when
it come to Visual Basic.
"That is no longer the case. As of Mono version 1.2.3, the
Novell led project now includes new Visual Basic capabilities
allowing development and deployment of Visual Basic for Mono on
Linux platforms. The 1.2.3 release is the third point release in
the 1.2.x series which was first released in November of
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