Rotor for Linux

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Brian Jepson
Jun. 19, 2002 11:57 AM

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Shaun Bangay posted an exciting message to the Dotnet-sscli Research List today. He mentioned that he's ported Rotor to Linux, and that it passed about 94% of its tests. The Rotor research community is still working out arrangements for CVS and tarball hosting, so the O'Reilly Network jumped in with an offer to host the source code. The source code is available at

Use of Rotor is subject to the terms of the Microsoft Shared Source CLI, C#, and JScript license.

This is a large source distribution (about 13MB compressed, 100MB uncompressed), so please read Get Your Rotor Running before you download it; this should give you an idea of what to expect. Depending on your hardware, it could take a while to compile.

Shaun also wrote up some notes specific to the Linux port. Please read these before you attempt to compile it.

Kudos to Shaun for his excellent work on this port!

Brian Jepson is an O'Reilly editor, programmer, and co-author of Mac OS X Panther for Unix Geeks and Learning Unix for Mac OS X Panther. He's also a volunteer system administrator and all-around geek for AS220, a non-profit arts center in Providence, Rhode Island. AS220 gives Rhode Island artists uncensored and unjuried forums for their work. These forums include galleries, performance space, and publications. Brian sees to it that technology, especially free software, supports that mission. You can follow Brian's blog here.