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

Andreas Färber andreas.faerber at web.de
Tue Mar 28 08:06:36 EST 2006

Tim Anderson schrieb:
> As I understand it, Microsoft intends that WPF/E will run on Linux.

> 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.
But why use a stripped-down version when you can run the real thing?
What good is a little XAML IL scripting compared to the full class library?


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