|Xamarin's First Mono Release|
|Written by Mike James|
|Thursday, 04 August 2011|
After striking out on its own the former Mono team, now reconstituted as Xamarin, has just issued its first release of Mono. It's proof of life for the Mono project after being dropped by Attachmate.
After striking out on its own the former Mono team, now reconstituted as Xamarin, has just issued its first release of Mono. The key features of Mono 2.10.3 are:
This is essentially a minor release with lots of bug fixes but you can treat it as proof of life for the Mono project after being dropped by Attachmate. The release also serves as the foundation for the soon-to-be-released updates to Xamarin's commerical products MonoTouch 4.1 (for iOS) and Mono for Android 1.03.
There is also news of C# 5.0 in a blog post by Miguel de Icaza.
The asynchronous language support. i.e. await, isn't fully complete and the final release awaits this event... Also the compiler has two backend code generation modules a standard System.Reflection.Emit backend and one based on IKVM.Reflection. The IKVM backend is claimed to be a better code generator that Microsoft original which is gives you some idea of the Mono projects confidence in building its own .NET infrastructure. You can download and try out the version 5.0 compiler from github.
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