[Mono-list] Mono 0.12 is out.

Miguel de Icaza miguel@ximian.com
07 Jun 2002 21:23:01 -0400


	A new version of Mono (0.12), is out.

	Mono is an open source implementation of the Microsoft.NET
	Framework, and ships with a C# compiler, a runtime engine
	(with a JIT on x86 cpus) and a set of class libraries.

	Mono is know to work on a number of platforms:
	x86/Linux, x86/Windows, x86/FreeBSD; sparc/solaris;
	linuxppc/linux; strongarm/linux.

	There have been many changes since the last release of Mono in
	late April, thanks to Duncan for assembling the list of new
	features, any omissions are my fault.

Changes since 0.11:

	It is hard to keep track of the changes, as there are 1632
	patches that were posted to the mailing list.  One third of
	the total number of patches since we opened mono-patches
	list.  I am sure I missed some stuff and probably missed some
	contributors.  I apologize in advance.


		Paolo: New Reflection.Emit generation code generates
		code that can be executed in Windows.  Now binaries
		generated by Mono/MCS will run on Windows.

		Paolo got Activator.CreateInstance to work.

		Sergey's CPU-optimization for CPBLK.

		Many many bug fixes to the runtime from Dick, Dan
		Lewis, Dietmar, Gonzalo, Martin, Paolo, Radek and Sergey,


		Many bug fixes: The compiler can now compile Gtk#,
		Vorbis#, System.Data assembly and System.Xml assembly
		which previously did not work (Dietmar, Miguel, Paolo,
		Piers, Ravi, Miguel).  Thanks to all the bug

	Class Libraries:

		Mike started work on System.Xml.XPath

		Christian, Dennis, Daniel and friends got more stubs
		for System.Windows.Forms in.

		Ajay revamped System.Xml.Schema.  And Jason and Duncan
		updated System.Xml

		Daniel also checked in a working CodeDOM
		implementation and a C# provider.

		Many bug fixes by everyone.  Thanks to Daniel, Duncan,
		Jonathan, Lawrence, Martin Mike, Nick and Piers.  I am
		missing a lot of contributors that should be listed.

	ASP.NET support

		A lot of work from Gonzalo allows some small and
		modest ASP.NET applications to run (you still need the
		unreleased XSP code though).


		Integrated the MySQL provider from Brad Merryl.

		Lots of work by Dan, Rodrigo, Tim.

	Microsoft.VisualBasic runtime support

		Rafael and Chris have been working on the VisualBasic
		runtime support DLLs