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From: Ruben Safir
Cc: Samir Iabbassen ,
Subject: [LIU Comp Sci] .NET and C# free implimentation
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I really feel bad to see you struggle with coding on a small white
Check this out
I hate Miguel and .NET, C#, but there is it and Gnome is largeley written on
it. In fact, all the Gnome C++ through glade compliles to Mono and .Net
Edit page on GitHub
Mono, the open source development platform based on the .NET framework,
allows developers to build cross-platform applications with improved
developer productivity. Mono’s .NET implementation is based on the
ECMA standards for C# and the Common Language Infrastructure.
Sponsored previously by Novell and now by Xamarin, the Mono project has
an active and enthusiastic contributing community. Mono includes both
developer tools and the infrastructure needed to run .NET client and
There are several components that make up Mono:
C# Compiler - Mono’s C# compiler is feature complete for C# 1.0,
2.0, 3.0, 4.0 and 5.0 (ECMA). A good description of the feature of the
various versions is available on Wikipedia.
Mono Runtime - The runtime implements the ECMA Common Language
Infrastructure (CLI). The runtime provides a Just-in-Time (JIT)
compiler, an Ahead-of-Time compiler (AOT), a library loader, the garbage
collector, a threading system and interoperability functionality.
Base Class Library - The Mono platform provides a comprehensive set of
classes that provide a solid foundation to build applications on. These
classes are compatible with Microsoft’s .Net Framework classes.
Mono Class Library - Mono also provides many classes that go above and
beyond the Base Class Library provided by Microsoft. These provide
additional functionality that are useful, especially in building Linux
applications. Some examples are classes for Gtk+, Zip files, LDAP,
OpenGL, Cairo, POSIX, etc.
Mono Feature Highlights
Runs on Linux, OS X, BSD, and Microsoft Windows, including x86, x86-64,
ARM, s390, PowerPC and much more
Develop in C# 4.0 (including LINQ and dynamic), VB 8, Java, Python,
Ruby, Eiffel, F#, Oxygene, and more
Built on an implementation of the ECMA’s Common Language
Infrastructure and C#
Microsoft Compatible API
Run ASP.NET, ADO.NET, Silverlight and Windows.Forms applications without
Open Source, Free Software
Mono’s runtime, compilers, and libraries are distributed under OSI
approved licenses and are available for dual-licensing
Comprehensive Technology Coverage
Bindings and managed implementations of many popular libraries and
There are many benefits to choosing Mono for application development:
Popularity - Built on the success of .Net, there are millions of
developers that have experience building applications in C#. There are
also tens of thousands of books, websites, tutorials, and example source
code to help with any imaginable problem.
Higher-Level Programming - All Mono languages benefit from many features
of the runtime, like automatic memory management, reflection, generics,
and threading. These features allow you to concentrate on writing your
application instead of writing system infrastructure code.
Base Class Library - Having a comprehensive class library provides
thousands of built in classes to increase productivity. Need socket code
or a hashtable? There’s no need to write your own as it’s built
into the platform.
Cross Platform - Mono is built to be cross platform. Mono runs on Linux,
Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, BSD, and Sun Solaris, Nintendo Wii, Sony
PlayStation 3, Apple iPhone and Android. It also runs on x86, x86-64,
IA64, PowerPC, SPARC (32), ARM, Alpha, s390, s390x (32 and 64 bits) and
more. Developing your application with Mono allows you to run on nearly
any computer in existance.
Common Language Runtime (CLR) - The CLR allows you to choose the
programming language you like best to work with, and it can interoperate
with code written in any other CLR language. For example, you can write
a class in C#, inherit from it in VB.Net, and use it in Eiffel. You can
choose to write code in Mono in a variety of programming languages.
Scripting and Embedding - The Mono runtime can also be used to script
your applications by embedding it inside other applications, to allow
managed code and scripts to run in a native application.
See Embedding Mono for details on how to embed Mono.
See Scripting With Mono for strategies on how to script your application
using the Mono runtime.