Tuesday, March 23, 2010

.NET Old News March 23rd 2010

Novell are developing a version of Mono for Google Android. Monodroid will allow developers to write .NET applications for Android phones:

MonoDroid will give Android developers tools for binding the Java APIs, while making them accessible through the JIT-compiled, 335-powered runtime engine. This will hopefully allow allow developers to reuse their engine and business logic code across all mobile platforms and swapping out the user interface code for a platform-specific API.


This appears to be similar to MonoTouch, a way to develop .NET applications for the iPhone.


I hear Microsoft have released downloadable previews of developer tools for Windows Mobile 7. Apparently the new GUI is based on Silverlight.


Monday, March 22, 2010

.NET News March 22nd 2010

A new version of Mono has been released, version 2.6.3. I assume this will fix the bug with Messagebox.Show(). It's in the list.

According to the Podcast at Delphi.org a new version of Delphi Prism will be released in late April (instead of February as would be the usual rhythm) to match the release of Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 on which it will be based. This new release will most likely come with an updated version of Mono.