Yesterday we shipped Mono 2.4.2, our long-term supported
version of Mono. It ships Microsoft's opensourced ASP.NET
MVC stack for the first time (you could get it before on your
own, but now it is integrated) and fixes over 150 reported bugs.
a tool to port applications that use P/Invokes on Win32 to
Linux and MacOS.
What Chris does not talk about on his post is that
he was trying to use some .NET software that interfaces via
USB to his glucose meter and was trying to get this to run on
Linux. The tool is mostly .NET with the usual handful of
P/Invokes to Win32. And this is how M/Invoke was born: a
tool to retarget P/Invoke happy applications into becoming
pure managed applications.
This opens new doors to forcefully port more apps to Linux.
a new version
one of the libraries used by MonoTorrent.
Jordi Mas released
a new version
of Mistelix a DVD
authoring tool for Linux:
by MoLinux, a regional
Linux distribution, and shipped it translated to Spanish:
four times as much when it got included in in Microsoft's
Web Platform Installer site (more stats here).
For years I have loved the Joel on Software rules for
software engineering. And one of those rules is "Build in
one step". We have not always succeeded, but we have always
delivers the one step to build and run for MonoDevelop on
Windows: Load solution, Hit F5, up and running.
Google Chrome really lead the way here, and I want very
badly to have all of Mono building in Visual Studio with one
keystroke, but we are not there yet.
Stephane reports on
startup performance improvements for F-Spot. Loading time
for 10 images from Stephane's own image collection went from
1.2 seconds to .5 seconds.
support for autoconf integration.
another version of ZenComic a desktop Comic reader:
a new release of Gnome
Do on behalf of the Gnome Do team. In particular, it is
now easier to write "Docklets" for the Gnome Do panel and for
those of us that like the Emacs keybindings, it is now
possible to use C-N and C-P for navigation
And of course the Google Summer of Code is in full swing:
And we have
exciting projects brewing.
Jonathan Pobst has
integration points for Mono and Visual Studio 2010:
Guadec: I will sadly not be attending the Guadec/Akademy
conference in Canaria next week. This is going to be a busy
summer for us as we are shipping a lot of code in the next few
months: Moonlight 2.0, Mono for Visual Studio, MonoTouch 1.0
and Mono 2.6.