Mono 1.2.4 Now Available!
by M. David Peterson
Mono 1.2.4 has been released. This release was branched from our development tree in April 20 and includes various important bug fixes that were done during the testing period.
Mono 1.2.4 is the first release where ASP.NET 2 is considered complete (with the exception of WebParts that are still missing). We are shipping the tool "installvst" that helps developers install the www.asp.net starter kits on Unix.
Other hihglights include: 1,000 new APIs implemented (based on the Moma reports), shared memory can now be disabled, major asp.net performance boost, the beginning of C# 3.0, the new Mono.DataConvert class, many 2.0 Windows.Forms improvements (ToolStrip support), Metafiles (WMF and EMF) supported in System.Drawing, start of 3.5 APIs (System.Core), COM support for Callable Wrappers, the 2.0 Socket API, a Solaris/amd64 port and VB can now be used with ASP.NET.
See the release notes for more details about the new features.
|It will be interesting to see the uptake on Novell and Microsoft and Mono/.Net now that MS is throwing off their gloves and deciding that they will threaten anyone who will not license their patents.|
|Sorry to dampen the blog entry... kudos to the folks who brought Mono to pass.|
|M. David Peterson