Everybody’s kicking ass this week!

It's been an amazing week so far from everywhere in the software industry.  Each day keeps making it better and better.  I was a little dissapointed with the bravado that apple presented, but I'm hoping that their final release will shape up to be a better than what I say.  I'm going to withhold judgement until after WWDC is over and i can get some more information on what else was revealed.  However, with the announcement of Mono 1.0 my excitement is reaching an all time high.  Mono's had one of the fastest release cycle I've ever seen.  It's seems like only days have past and they blew threw three betas and finally achieved release quality.  I'm amazed by this and I can't wait to try this out tonight.  Miguel and his team rock and I'm looking forward to them supporting C# 2.0 and making a language we're really proud of available to tons more people.

For any of you out there using Mono, i'd ask that you please send them feedback to know how you feel about it, and just in general that you appreciate their work.  It goes a ways longer than you might think and I know they'll be really happy to hear it.

Comments (5)
  1. Miguel de Icaza says:


    Am a regular reader of your blog, thanks for wishes!


  2. Miguel: glad to here it! Let us know what you think of the C# 2.0 stuff.

  3. Miguel de Icaza says:

    We already have some bits implemented from C#: iterators are part of the standard compiler, generics shipped as a preview in Mono 1.0 (ie, not the default install), and we got patches to implement anonymous methods (not finished)

    We like it 😉

  4. Excellent 🙂

    If you want, I’d be happy to test out stuff for you. Run a lot of my libraries against the mcs/gmcs compilers and report issues. I make extensive use of generics/anonymous delegates (and occsionally iterators).

    I also use partial classes a lot.

    I don’t use any nullable types though as I find them only suitable for DB access which I do none of.

  5. Miguel: I talked with my boss and we think it’s fine for me to put up my code on a workspace for everyone to access. I’m goign to clean it up this weekend and I"ll let you know where is to help you out with this if you’re interested!

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