[Mono-dev] Visual Basic upgrade.

Rafael Mizrahi rafim at mainsoft.com
Thu Aug 17 02:04:03 EDT 2006

The version of Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll and vbc compiler, which shipped
with .NET 2.0 ,and with VisualStudio 2005, is version 8.  (to be exact
its 8.0.50727.42)


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>     I also forgot to mention, the new VB Runtime written in VB already
> has many 2.0 features implemented as well.

A few folks have asked me if I really meant VB 9.

Apparently I got the naming wrong, I mean the VB that ships with VS

> > Hello,
> > 
> >     In the next couple of days, I will remove mbas, the Visual Basic
> > runtime and the various other incomplete forks of mbas that we have
> > the mcs tree from the tree as they are outdated, no longer under
> > development, unmaintained and buggy.
> > 
> >     We will replace this with two new components:
> > 
> > * Mainsosft's new fresh VB runtime.
> > 
> > This fresh VB runtime was written by Rafael Mizrahi and Boris
> > completely in VB.NET.   The code also contains two extensive test
> > suites: a C# based test suite for low-level components and it
> > plenty of VB tests from the current runtime, compilers and the new
> > from Rolf Bjarne.
> > 
> > * Rolf's VB.NET compiler written in VB.NET.   
> > 
> > Rolf Bjarne has been working on a VB.NET 9 compiler written in
> > itself, which is a very good test for the qualities of his compiler.
> > 
> > This compiler is very close to bootstrapping and it is also able to
> > build these new class libraries (it can compile itself, and is
> > one tiny feature: embedding resources, to be self-hosting)
> > 
> > Rolf effort is partially funded by Google Summer of Code program.
> > 
> > Miguel.
Miguel de Icaza <miguel at novell.com>
Novell, Inc.
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