Mono 5.0 Rolls Out With Roslyn C# Compiler, Concurrent Garbage Collection
Written by Michael Larabel in Microsoft on 20 May 2017 at 09:03 AM EDT. 12 Comments
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Mono 5.0 was released earlier this week without much fanfare.

Only this morning did I notice Mono 5.0 was released back on 14 May. Mono 5.0 is a big update by the Microsoft-owned Xamarin.

Mono 5.0 integrates the Roslyn C# compiler, MSBUILD, enables a new concurrent garbage collector by default, and has more code sharing/integration with Microsoft .NET.

Mono's Roslyn compiler, which is the open-sourced compiler used by Visual Studio, adds full support for C# 7 under Mono while Mono's mcs compiler will still be maintained side-by-side.

There are also many bug fixes to find with Mono 5.0. More details can be found via the Mono Project announcement and the 5.0 release notes.

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