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Mono 3.0 Released With A Ton Of Improvements

Free Software

Published on 22 October 2012 11:25 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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Miguel de Icaza has announced the release of Mono 3.0 for improving the Microsoft .NET capabilities on Linux and other operating systems.

Key highlights for Mono 3.0 include a C# async compiler, a unified C# compiler for all profiles, a 4.5 async API profile, integration of new Microsoft open-source stacks, a new high-performance garbage collector (SGen), and many run-time and class library improvements. The newly integrated Microsoft open-sourced stacks include ASP.NET MVC 4, ASP.NET WebPages, Entity Framework, Razor, and System.JSON.

Full details on the Mono 3.0 changes are available from the release notes. Miguel mentioned the new release from his blog.

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