[Mono-dev] Mono 3.0, .NET 4.5 and next steps

gelin yan dynamicgl at gmail.com
Tue Mar 6 08:02:16 UTC 2012

On Tue, Mar 6, 2012 at 6:02 AM, Miguel de Icaza <miguel at xamarin.com> wrote:

> Hey guys,
> Just a heads-up of what we are planning.
> We are very close to release the first version of Mono 2.11 [1] which will
> be the public preview for Mono 3.0.   The major features of Mono 3.0 will
> be that we now consider SGen production-grade, we have a complete C# 5
> implementation and our default profile will become 4.5 with all of the
> async goodness you can expect.
> As part of our efforts to bring Mono 2.11 out (see [1]), we are also
> bringing back to life the public continuous integration build system that
> we developed previously (Wrench) and will have build lanes for a few of
> platforms (Starting with OpenSUSE, Windows and Mac on x86, and adding more
> as time goes by, or community contributors that want us to check stuff in a
> different configuration).   Ideally, you should be able to get packages for
> the main platforms on a daily basis.   This will come in handy in our beta
> period while fix any kinks on Mono 2.11 that will lead to the magnificent
> 3.0 release.
> The .NET team has been doing some work to get async better supported on
> the class libraries, so we will be bringing back the class status pages for
> anyone that wants to help complete the async stack to help us out.
> Ideally, we should have 3.0 done in a couple of months.
> Miguel
> [1] This has taken longer than we wanted because we had to rebuild all of
> our build infrastructure and reset everything from zero.   And also because
> we had been very busy with the launch of Xamarin, so that has taken a lot
> of our attention.
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Thx...I have been waiting for C# 5.0 quite a long time...async is really

a great job...
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