Request for enhancement:
It would be nice if Fedora Core included Mono 1.0.
Mono 1.0 should be released in 2004. See the Mono roadmap at:
It might be useful to add Mono before 1.0 (current is 0.28), to help
prepare for the release of 1.0... ;-)
I think it is obvious that it should be included in some pre-release
form to better make sure that the inclusion is performed in a correct
E.g. how will the Global Assembly Cache issue be solved?
It's on their roadmap. This is a project decision:
whatever they decide is likely to be the way it is
implemented within Fedora.
I'm not sure what you mean by "Global Assembly Cache issue", but the
current verdict is that gacutil.exe will be the only supported method
of adding assemblies to the GAC.
(Unless someone comes up with a *really* good reason not to, and
saving disk space is NOT a *really* good reason.)
This means that any RPM that wants to install an assembly into the GAC
must run ``gacutil -i'' in a post-install script.
So 1.0 was released, any chance this is going to be accepted into
Fedora? I would be happy to act as an intermediary between mono and
fedora to make this happen, if necessary.
From the sound of Havoc Pennington's blog (for which I'm too lazy to
look up; just hit Google), the release of 1.0 isn't enough. The
primary issue holding things back is our favorite topic: patent licenses.
The only thing that will be enough is a written gaurantee/assurance
from Microsoft, Intel, IBM, and anyone else involved in the ECMA
standards stating that any patents required by the ECMA standards are
(1) Royalty Free, and (2) usable by Free Software, so none of that
silly Microsoft Office 2003 XML file format crap which, while royalty
free, required adding a disclaimer to your software stating
(paraphrasing) "This software may use patents owned by Microsoft."
That requirement prevents Free Software from reading the file formats,
as it's unknown which patents are involved, and the disclaimer is an
added requirement, which is against the GPL.
At this point, no.
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New install of Fedora 9. Left running and this was on the screen