Mono 2.0

The Mono Project has hit 2.0. They seem to have done a lot of work around ASP.NET, Windows Forms, and ADO support.

It has been a while since I’ve poked around with Mono. Maybe it is time for me to take another look. Time to steal my children’s Mac for a few days I think. 🙂

.NET 3.0 Drops pre-XP Support

I was looking at the .NET 3.0 site today and noticed something I had previously missed. Under Supported Operating Systems it lists the following:

  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Server Service Pack 1 (SP1)
  • Windows XP SP2
  • Windows Vista Release Candidate

The removal of 9x and NT from the mix was expected. But the removal of Windows 2000 SP3 surprised me quite a bit.

A lot of people are just now starting to cycle out their Windows 2000 servers. I wonder if rather than leading to faster server replacement this lead to slower adoption of .Net 3.0.

I fully understand why they want to focus on the new platforms but I was a bit surprised by it. Especially when you consider that .NET 3.0 is – from my understanding of it – really just 2.0 with WinFX support.