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For Mono fans – Miguel de Icaza interview


March 28, 2007 8:04 am





There’s a good interview between Miguel de Icaza and Andreas Proschofsky of the Austrian publication der Standard up on the web. In it, Miguel details current work on Mono, and where the project is headed. It’s a must read for folks interested in Mono, the Novell-sponsored open source project to develop software to run .NET client and server applications on Linux, Solaris, Mac OS X, Windows and Unix.

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  1. By:Lisa Diaz

    Why won’t Novell port Mono to Netware?

  2. By:Bruce Lowry

    Hi Lisa:

    Miguel and Frank Rego, who works with Miguel, addresses this issue on some comments on a Jeff Jaffe blog awhile back. They’re here:


  3. By:Jeff May


    That interview was some time ago. Times have changed. Mono on Netware would be a good thing. It would also allow Netware shops to run iFolder 3x on Netware without having to move to Linux.

    “Get the new version of Office – only available on Vista (even though we could have developed it for XP/2000 if we felt like it)”.

    Novell would have had a field day with Microsoft, had they pulled this.

  4. By:Jared Pickerell

    I agree completely that Mono should still be ported to Netware. There are still many thousands of users relying on network services running on Netware boxes who will be sticking with it for quite a while. With the release of Mono 2.0 scheduled sometime within the next two months (2nd Quarter 2007), which was used as an excuse for devoting developer hours to the Netware port, then why not set aside a person or two NOW to have a version of Mono ready for the OES2/NW 6.5 SP7 release?

    Would it really take that much of an effort? If that’s asking for too much, even the needed patches to the Netware kernel to allow for Mono to run on Netware could be included in SP7, that would be a great start!

    If that were done, a future version of iFolder 3.6 could be run on our Netware boxes. Novell, if you did that, you would make a lot of people very happy!!! Yes, we will eventually have to move over to Linux, but with Xen, I think I will be running Netware for at least 2 or 3 more years.

    Just my 2 cents. (comming from somone who still sticks up for our Novell products when everyone else thinks I’m crazy and wants us to move over to a complete MS based shop)