1. "DotGNU Application Server" project announced 2. "Business Plan for DotGNU Inc" project announced 3. News from the Portable.NET C# compiler 4. News from the "pnetlib" class library "DotGNU Application Server" project announced ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Barry Fitzgerald has announced a new DotGNU development project to create a C# Distributed AppServer with fail-over and clustering support. When combined with DotGNU-SEE, and Portable.Net and an Auth / Virtual Identities solution, this AppServer framework will provide the base for a complete .Net and Hailstorm alternative. "Business Plan for DotGNU Inc" project announced ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Norbert Bollow has announced a project to create a business plan for "DotGNU Inc", a company to be created around the community of DotGNU developers, which will generate revenue and pay developers for their work. At this stage, the main purposes of the business plan are * to reality check the business ideas * to convince participating developers that we indeed have a viable plan that does not in any way violate the principles of Free Software ethics * to help us know in what direction we want to go in creating this "DotGNU Inc". Everyone who wants to see DotGNU succeed is invited to participate in the creation of this business plan. http://subscribe.dotgnu.org/mailman/listinfo/bizplan News from the Portable.NET C# compiler ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Rhys Weatherley has released version 0.2.8 of Portable.NET : Web Page: http://www.southern-storm.com.au/portable_net.html Download: http://www.southern-storm.com.au/download/pnet-0.2.8.tar.gz He has also added the module "cscctest" to the Portable.NET CVS repository, which contains the beginnings of a regression test suite for the C# compiler in Portable.NET, and he has publicly made this offer: "The first to report 50 bugs in the compiler, complete with test cases, gets their name in lights, bragging rights, and a free e-mail message from me thanking them. :-)" News from the "pnetlib" class library ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Version 0.1.2 of the "pnetlib" class library has been released, and it can be downloaded from http://www.southern-storm.com.au/download/pnetlib-0.1.2.tar.gz Of particular interest is the newly-added file "HACKING" which explains how you contribute. Gopal.V has written a program for automatically creating the "pnetlib status pages" which you find at http://www.dotgnu.org/pnetlib-status/ On these pages you can see what is classes, methods, etc are still in need of someone who implements them. * * * Subscription information: "This Week in DotGNU" is posted to the DotGNU developers list, to subscribe please visit http://subscribe.dotgnu.org/mailman/listinfo/developers Spanish translations are made available on a regular basis, you can subscribe at http://subscribe.dotgnu.org/mailman/listinfo/spanish Translations of "This week in DotGNU" into other languages are very welcome; please let me know about them. "This week in DotGNU" is Copyright (C) 2001 by Norbert Bollow. Verbatim copying and distribution of this entire issue is permitted in any medium or format, provided this notice is preserved. ==================================================================END.
January 14, 2002
This week in DotGNU - no 8
Author: JT Smith
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