.net framework

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  1. joeyjojoe macrumors regular

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    is it possible to run the .net framework on macs without using vpc?
     
  2. ksz macrumors 68000

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    There is an open source effort to port .NET to Linux, PowerPC, SPARC, etc. called "Mono". It's a fairly complete effort that includes a C# compiler, debugger, ADO.NET, ASP.NET, ..., and of course the CLR (CLI).

    Current version is 0.28 (pre-release). First release is planned for first quarter of 2004.

    More information:

    http://www.go-mono.com

    Roadmap:
    http://www.go-mono.com/mono-roadmap.html

    FAQs about platforms:
    http://www.go-mono.com/faq.html#platforms

    In particular:

    "Question 109: What operating systems/CPUs do you support

    Mono currently runs on Linux, Windows, Solaris, FreeBSD, HP-UX and MacOS X.

    There is a JIT engine available for x86 processors that can generate code and optimizations tailored for a particular CPU.

    Interpreters exist for the SPARC v8, SPARC v9, Itanium, HP-PA, PowerPC and StrongARM CPUs."
     

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