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Xamarin Puts Out Its First Mono Release

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Published on 04 August 2011 04:33 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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In early May there was the announcement that Attachmate was letting go of all Mono developers (Phoronix was, again, the first to break the story) following their acquisition of Novell/SUSE. Following that, Miguel de Icaza started a new company to foster future growth of the Mono platform. Last month there was then the hand-off of Mono to Xamarin (Miguel's new company) and this afternoon there is now the first official release of Xamarin Mono.

Mono 2.10.3 is this new release and it's just a point-release targeting various bug-fixes. Worth noting though from this Xamarin build is that Mac OS X 10.7 Lion is now supported, there's a vastly improved WCF stack, and there's many bug-fixes to the Mono garbage collector.

Xamarin's Mono 2.10.3 is also what will be the basis of the new versions of Mono for Android and MonoTouch (for Apple iOS devices).

More information on this new Mono release can be found out from Miguel's blog.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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