Java News from Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Novell has released Mono 1.1.17, an open source implementation of Microsoft's .NET framework that runs on Linux, Unix, Mac OS X, and Windows. Changes in this release include:

The Mono Basic compiler and the Basic runtime have been removed from the Mono distribution. A new compiler that is compatible with Visual Basic 2005 and a matching runtime are now part of a separate distribution. On this particular release, we are offering the basic runtime, but the compiler is not able to run completely on Mono yet.

Windows.Forms: Printing is now supported.

This release is able to compile and build IronPython 1.0 RC2.

COM: Basic COM support has been integrated.