MonoDevelop makes .NET apps on Linux easy
Novell today announced MonoDevelop 1.0, an open source development tool for Mono that supports Microsoft Visual Studio project formats along with C# and other programming languages. MonoDevelop is cross platform and will help developers quickly write desktop and ASP.NET Web applications on Linux and Mac OS X. Novell says that MonoDevelop will also make it easier for developers to port .NET applications created with Visual Studio to Linux and Mac OS X and to maintain a single code base for all three platforms.
Novell today also announced Mono 2.0 beta, the latest version of the open source, cross-platform .NET development framework. The Mono 2.0 beta includes support for Microsoft .NET 2.0.
“The Mono project is growing to become the leading choice for the development of Linux applications through the work of a community dedicated to helping people migrate their existing knowledge and applications to UNIX,” said Miguel de Icaza, vice president of developer platforms for Novell and maintainer of the Mono project. “MonoDevelop continues Mono’s innovation to make it far easier to build and develop applications on Linux and other platforms, allowing developers to get software to market faster and more cost effectively.”
The Mono 2.0 beta includes a .NET 3.5 preview in addition to a .NET 2.0 profile, plus improved Mac support and a Mono migration analysis tool.