[Mono-list] Visual Basic upgrade.

Miguel de Icaza miguel at novell.com
Wed Aug 16 09:49:27 EDT 2006


    I also forgot to mention, the new VB Runtime written in VB already
has many 2.0 features implemented as well.

> Hello,
>     In the next couple of days, I will remove mbas, the Visual Basic
> runtime and the various other incomplete forks of mbas that we have on
> the mcs tree from the tree as they are outdated, no longer under
> development, unmaintained and buggy.
>     We will replace this with two new components:
> * Mainsosft's new fresh VB runtime.
> This fresh VB runtime was written by Rafael Mizrahi and Boris Kirzner
> completely in VB.NET.   The code also contains two extensive test
> suites: a C# based test suite for low-level components and it consumes
> plenty of VB tests from the current runtime, compilers and the new vbc
> from Rolf Bjarne.
> * Rolf's VB.NET compiler written in VB.NET.   
> Rolf Bjarne has been working on a VB.NET 9 compiler written in VB.NET
> itself, which is a very good test for the qualities of his compiler.
> This compiler is very close to bootstrapping and it is also able to
> build these new class libraries (it can compile itself, and is missing
> one tiny feature: embedding resources, to be self-hosting)
> Rolf effort is partially funded by Google Summer of Code program.
> Miguel.
Miguel de Icaza <miguel at novell.com>
Novell, Inc.

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