[Mono-list] Visual Basic upgrade.
Miguel de Icaza
miguel at novell.com
Wed Aug 16 11:27:23 EDT 2006
> I also forgot to mention, the new VB Runtime written in VB already
> has many 2.0 features implemented as well.
A few folks have asked me if I really meant VB 9.
Apparently I got the naming wrong, I mean the VB that ships with VS
> > 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 the mcs tree from the tree as they are outdated, no longer under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>
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