[Mono-list] Happy Birthday Mono
Miguel de Icaza
09 Jul 2002 02:06:28 -0400
> The subject says it all :)
I got excited, as usual, so I wrote this on the web site:
Ajay was the first to notice Mono's first birthday.
In a year, we have achieved plenty:
* 94 contributors with CVS access (84 non-Ximian
* A complete CLI implementation:
<li> A fast and performing x86 JIT engine
(inlining, constant propagation).
<li> An interpreter for other systems (PPC,
* A self-hosting C# compiler, which can compile its class
* 37,140 file changes in CVS.
* 92,000 lines of C code.
* 437,000 lines of C# code (compiler, classes, tests)
* A working core for ASP.NET and ADO.NET.
* Major subsystems are functional: RegularExpressions,
System.XML, XML.Schema, System.Data, System.Web.
* The Gtk# project, which is maturing rapidly.
Thanks to everyone who has made Mono possible with their
feedback, regression tests, their comments, their help on the mailing
list, code contributions, complete classes, bug reporting, the
countless hours of bug hunting. This project would not have
been possible with every contribution.
It has been a great year for everyone involved in the
project. I think we have built a new and exciting community.
Now we have a solid foundation to build on, so this next year
looks even more exciting: not only because we will see more
Mono applications, but we will begin using Mono as an
`library' to be linked with applications that want to get
scripting-like features; Gtk# is our ticket to create nice
GNOME applications; And we will be developing CORBA bindings
to integrate with other object systems.
Also, for those interested in optimizations and tuning, this
year we will get to play with more advanced optimizations and
all kinds of interesting research ideas for improving Mono
A special thanks to the Mono developers at Ximian for managing
to survive their manager and a special thanks to our
regression test marshal Nick Drochak, who has been hunting
down, and fixing code in our class libraries and keeping us on
track for so long.