[Mono-devel-list] Mono 0.26 has been released
Miguel de Icaza
miguel at ximian.com
Thu Aug 14 21:12:22 EDT 2003
Mono 0.26 Release
A new release of the Mono runtime and SDK is available for UNIX and
Windows. Packages for various distributions are also available from our
Since the last release, 1,591 individual commits were done to our
runtime and class libraries (out of 2,700 commits to the repository).
189 bugzilla bugs were closed.
I know that the following summary is incomplete, I apologize for missing
We continue our SourceGear contract, so you will see a lot more
stability and bug fixes in the area of networking, web services and the
core of Mono.
Binaries for various platforms are available from our web site from the
Source code for Mono, MCS, XSP and mod_mono are also available from our
* MCS package (Class Libraries, C# and VB.NET compiler and managed
* Mono package (Runtime engine, JIT compiler, pre-compiled
compiler and class libraries):
* Mono Documentation Browser (GUI and command line), which
includes also the Mono tutorial:
* Apache Mono Module and XSP runtime (needed for the Apache
2. New Features in this release.
Peter Williams authored our new unified build system (before we
had two build paths: one for Unix and one for Windows), and
Gonzalo helped with the roll-out. Thanks to the two of them for
assisting us in the migration.
The new build system supports profiles; Currently we support
.NET 1.0, .NET 1.1 and the experimental Generics profile (for
the Generics extensions).
Andreas Nahr continued his quest to fix the signatures,
attributes and visibility in all of our class libraries. Also he
has been adding the proper AssemblyInfo files to all of our
assemblies as well as adding Locale support.
Thread pool management has been fixed to have the same semantics
as .NET; Lots of bugs have been fixed there.
Portability fixes, and progress on the Power PC port. Chris and
Mark have initiated a SPARC port of the JIT engine and Malte
contributed fixes to the ARM port.
Martin, Ravi and Miguel fixed the top 88 most wanted bugs in the
C# compiler, needless to say, we are very proud of the
reliability and conformance of our compiler.
It was a fantastic compiler, now it is even better. Thanks to
everyone who contributed bug reports for MCS, keep them coming.
Also MCS has gone through a memory usage diet, and we have
increased the performance on this release mostly by reducing the
memory usage. We did this by using Mono's integrated profiler.
Big outstanding bugs have been dealt with, and we are on a final
pass to close the existing known problems before we jump into
the anonymous methods and generics support.
Lluis contributed a new XSD tool based on the new
XmlSerialization code. This version is more complete than our
old XSD. It is now possible to create C# classes from a Xml
Schema file and also create an XML schema out of a C# class
Jackson got our IL assembler passing all of the Rotor tests, and
also has added support for Generics.
We used our assembler to test our runtime engine generics
Gonzalo added support for proxies as well as fixing plenty of
bugs in NetworkStream, Socket and HttpWebRequest.
Jerome contributed the IPV6 support to Mono, which is only
available if you build with the .NET 1.1 profile mode.
Web Services world
Lluis worked on adding support for server side ASP.NET web
services, including complex parameters, in/out parameters, async
calls, Soap headers and Soap extensions.
We also ship some nice examples in the XSP server that make use
of the Web Services extension features (Dump, Encrypt and Trace
Gonzalo and Daniel made the mod_mono Apache module work with
both 1.3 and 2.0 editions of Apache. This version also uses a
separate process to host Mono, so we get the right caching
Work on the various pieces of WSDL continues.
Plenty of updates to the ASP.NET to conform to the new features
in .NET 1.1, as well as many controls from Gaurav to support the
Mobile class libraries.
Gonzalo and Lluis got the Web Services .asmx and .ashx files
supported in our web hosting facilities (both XSP and Apache).
Lluis improved the XmlSerializer. It now supports all attributes
for customizing xml output.
Lluis implemented the XmlSchemaImporter and XmlCodeExporter.
They also improved primitive type support in xml schema.
Atsushi and Lluis improved XmlSchema compilation support. It now
supports more precise schema object information.
Windows.Forms and System.Drawing
Alexandre Pigolkine and Aleksey Ryabchuk did most of the work on
System.Windows.Forms and System.Drawing. Duncan and myself did
janitorial work on the code base.
Bmp, Jpeg codecs improved, PngCodec added.
Xr implementation: It is possible to load an image, paint on it
and save modified image to a file: Currently 24bpp and 32bpp
formats are supported.
Duncan and Larry Ewing (yes, that Larry Ewing) improved our
Xr-based rendering engine, which continues to move along
Wine implementation improved to support image visualization.
MDI Forms work on Linux.
FileDialog is compatible with Wine, ColorDialog implemented. The
dialogs were not tested with WineLib package (looks like it does
not support common dialogs).
Implementation of some controls
(Button,Label,RadioButton,CheckBox) changed to be compatible
with documentation and to work with WineLib package.
Some bugs, revealed by samples at
Switched to WineLib by default.
The work to implement a fully managed version of Xslt
(System.Xml.Xsl) is making enourmous progress. The effort is
being coordinated by Ben who has done an amazing job in
implementing Xslt in record time. Both Atsushi and Piers made
very big contributions to the effort.
Monodoc is now capable of running completely with our managed
implementation of Xslt. This is good, because we will now be
able to implement properly the XPathNavigator-based interfaces
without having to resort to temporary files, and we also get the
proper threading semantics.
Piers did an great job at fixing XPath as the work on Xstl
progressed. He also fixed the various bugs reported by the
Dashboard hackers (Variable handling, improved namespace
support, sorting support and so on).
Atsushi also got XPathDocument and its XPathNavigator
implemented. XmlDocument's XPathNavigator has been also improved
and is a lot faster thanks to the new architecture. They are now
On the DTD support: XmlValidatingReader validatation, entity
handling, ID and default attribute support in XmlDocument and
Improved well-formedness check in XmlTextReader and
XmlNodeWriter was implemented, in relation to managed XSLT
C14N support has finally been added to System.Security assembly
thanks to Aleksey Sanin!
Added missing classes/methods to System.Security,
System.Security.Permissions, System.Security.Policies and
System.Security.Principal. We now have a much better signature
compatibility with the framework. [Duncan, Sebastien]
New unit tests in System.Security.Permissions,
System.Security.Policies and System.Security.Principal.
All (known) bugs are fixed in CryptoStream. (Sebastien)
MonoTODO attributes under System.Security.* have been updated
and should reflect reality. (Sebastien)
Improvements in Remoting infrastucture. Now it can run
Remoting.Corba out of the box. Both client and server channels
Implemented HttpChannel, thanks to the work of Hussein Mehanna,
Ahmad Tantawy and Ahmad Kadry.
Progress from Cesar:
Parser: Support for classes, enumerations, interfaces, packages.
Code Generation: "Hello mono::" is back. (first jscript .net
program compiled by mjs).
Public API: The stubs for the classes of the Microsoft.JScript
namespace public API are complete now.
CodeGeneration and Semantic Analysis were supposed to be
implemented as Visitor classed, that will change. The methods
Resolve () and Emit () will be at each AST class.
System.Design and CodeDom
Andreas contributed a VB CodeDom provider and also implemented
plenty of functionality System.Design and also fixed roughly a
thousand API entry points in the API.
Mono Cairo debuts
Duncan has done Cairo bindings for Mono.
In the next release we will drop our support for the old Xr
bindings, and move everything to the new Cairo API.
3. The people behind this release
The following developers contributed to this release:
Ahmad Kadry, Ahmad Tantawy, Aleksey Demakov, Aleksey Ryabchuk,
Alexandre Pigolkine, Alex Graveley, Andreas Nahr, Atsushi
Enomoto, Ben Maurer, Bernie Solomon, Carlos Alberto Cortes,
Carlos Barcenilla, Cesar Octavio Lopez Nataren, Daniel Lopez,
Dennis Hayes, Dick Porter, Dietmar Maurer, Duncan Mak, Ed
Thomson, Ettore Perazzoli, Francisco Figueiredo Jr., Gallery-a,
Gaurav Vaish, Gonzalo Paniagua, Hussein Mehanna, Jackson Harper,
Jaroslaw Kowalski, Jean-Marc André, Jerome Laban, Joel Basson,
Johannes Roith, John Luke, Jonathan Pryor, Joshua Tauberer, Juli
Mallett, Larry Ewing, Lluis Sanchez, Malte Hildingson, Mark
Crichton, Martin Baulig, Martin Willemoes Hansen, Miguel de
Icaza, Mike Kestner, Mr. Mandar, Nick Drochak, Paolo Molaro,
Pedro Martinez, Pelle Johnsen, Peter Williams, Philip Van Hoof,
Piers Haken, Prajakt, Rachel Hestilow, Rafael Teixeira, Ravi
Pratap, Rodrigo Moya, Sebastien Pouliot, Thong Nguyen, Timothy
Parez, Zoltan Varga.
This list is not complete, it is missing contributions that were sent to
the list, as it was very hard to track the two million incremental line
patch since the last release (lots of documentation, thats why ;-).
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the Mono-devel-list