Mono Project 3.8.0
Sponsored by Novell
Sponsored by Novell, the Mono project allows Linux developers to build rich applications that are cross-platform, compatible with GNU/Linux, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems, with unprecedented productivity. It is based on the ECMA standards for the Common Language Runtime and C# compiler.
Provides language interoperability
The software comprises of a large class library that is popularly known as FCL (Framework Class Library), which provides language interoperability across various programming languages. It also provides network communications, web application development, numeric algorithms, user interface, database connectivity, data access and cryptography.
Supported on major GNU/Linux platforms
Being a quite popular programming language, and because there are several important Linux applications written in Mono, such as the Banshee music player and organizer, the project is supported on major GNU/Linux platforms, including Arch Linux, Debian, CentOS, Ubuntu, openSUSE and Gentoo.
Cross-platform, open source .NET framework
Despite the fact that it is a Linux implementation of the .NET programming language, Mono is cross-platform and open source, supported on mainstream operating systems like Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X, not only on GNU/Linux.
Availability, development and supported architectures
On GNU/Linux, the Mono project is primary distributed as a source archive, which will require users to manually configure and compile the software prior to installation. Happily, you will be able to install the latest version of Mono from the default software repositories of numerous distributions (listed above). Both 64-bit and 32-bit architectures are supported at this time.
Reviewed by Marius Nestor, last updated on September 28th, 2014
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- Major performance and scalability improvements across the the whole runtime.
- Finished the Windows 64 port.
Application descriptionMono is a free and comprehensive development platform based on the .NET framework. It is based on the ECMA standards f...