[Mono-list] Microsoft's cross-platform CLR

Tim Anderson Tim at onlyconnect.co.uk
Tue Mar 28 07:46:24 EST 2006

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Atsushi Eno [mailto:atsushi at ximian.com] 
> Sent: 28 March 2006 13:28
> To: Tim Anderson
> Cc: Mono-list at lists.ximian.com
> Subject: Re: [Mono-list] Microsoft's cross-platform CLR
> As the article points out, it does not cover Linux.

As I understand it, Microsoft intends that WPF/E will run on Linux.
There is a certain amount of conflicting information here - the source
you quote says Microsoft won't do this, whereas the guys I spoke too
said "maybe Linux and Solaris". So make of that what you will.

However, presuming that Microsoft does *not* provide a Linux binary, the
plan (as I understand it) is to provide source code to a third party for
a commercial implementation. Would anyone want to take this on? How
would such a third party make money? Or will it in fact be sponsored by
Microsoft in some way so that it is made available for free? I don't
know - pure speculation - but I was told that Microsoft will provide the
necessary technical resources.

So I'd argue that the plan is for a cross-platform CLR.


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