[Mono-list] Good New from Web-sphere

Miguel de Icaza miguel@ximian.com
05 Mar 2002 13:44:03 -0500

>     This means only 20% of the job was done in about half a year (July-Nov).
> Though, not bad as long as you forget about other tools - ildasm, ilasm,
> ASP.Net, ADO.Net, System.Windows.Forms (background to build it) etc.

Well, the funny thing is that when we started Mono, I told my boss at
Ximian `Do not expect any contributions to Mono to happen before the end
of the year, because nobody contributes to a code base that does
nothing;  we have to wait for the year's end and have something actually
useful for people to actually contribute bug fixes'.

I am glad I was so wrong about this ;-).  

Now that Mono is becoming useful as well (Paolo has a pending patch that
adds a temporary GC system) I expect things to move a lot faster than
they did before (I hope to not be wrong about this one though).