[Mono-list] mono / .net framework 1.1 / roadmap

Chris Turchin chris@turchin.net
Wed, 12 Feb 2003 12:03:44 -0800 (PST)


Having just read the overview for  MS's .NET framework  1.1beta, I was
wondering what the Mono teams's position is regarding such further
technology developments like this.

I don't mean with regards to the specific new features like
System.Data.Oracle etc. but more in general, for example, whether the
development on a 1.0 mono will continue regardless of changes brought
about in 1.1 or if there is even a correlation here. Is there a roadmap
related to the development of mono in relation to the development of the
.NET framework in general?

I am also wondering to what extent people see this development as another
MS attempt to keep things incompatitible. In particular, I am troubled by
the following statement:

* If an application written with the .NET Framework 1.1 Beta is installed
on a system with only the .NET Framework 1.0 Redistributable, it will not
run (unless configured to do so).


Am I reading too much into that statement? Probably... ;-) There is not
even a mention of mono - but to me it sounds like as soon as 1.1 gains
acceptance, any apps developed with it would no longer run with mono
(which would make sense, assuming they are using 1.1 specific features,
but not necessarily in general - although "if configured to do so" it
might work either way...).

I dunno... its all starting to get pretty confusing to me, what seemed
so simple and elegant at first... Interested in hearing all of your
feedback on the issue.

Best Regards,