Developers from the loosely-knit Mono project this week made
available more bits and pieces of their technology, as they slowly
plug away at creating an open source version of Microsoft's .Net
initiative. Meanwhile, plans for a complete release of the
technology have been put on hold.
"Project founder Miguel de Icaza, CTO at Linux software maker
Ximian, predicted earlier this year that Mono version 1.0 would be
completed by now. But he said in an interview Tuesday that it won't
be ready until the middle of next year.
"'There's a lot of stuff in .Net,' said de Icaza, who has led
the effort to allow applications based on .Net to run on Linux and
Unix servers. 'I didn't anticipate how big it was...'"