Open-Source .NET On Linux Continues Maturing

Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 27 February 2015 at 10:38 AM EST. 46 Comments
Rich Lander of Microsoft has posted an update concerning the open-sourcing of Microsoft's .NET core and how they're looking to do feature work more in the open and with the community's involvement.

At the beginning of February is when Microsoft open-sourced their CoreCLR as the newest component of .NET being open-sourced and is actively being worked on for better supporting non-Windows platforms. CoreCLR is the execution engine for .NET apps and performs compilation to machine code, garbage collection, and other core functionality to .NET.

Lander explained in yesterday's blog post that while the current code is out there, it's still a work-in-progress doing feature work in the open, but they're making progress and Microsoft developers are interacting well with the community.

The open-source .NET CoreCLR code has also received OS X support by the community while Microsoft's developers have been mostly centered on the Linux support. The Linux support with this open-source .NET code continues coming along, more and more community developers are experimenting with this code, etc.

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Those interested in .NET on Linux and wishing to learn more, see this MSDN blog post.
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