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David Watson | 5 Feb 20:55 2004

GUI RSS aggregator using C#, mono, glade, gtk

I have put together an RSS aggregator in C# based on the monologue 
RSS.NET code and using glade-sharp and gtk-sharp to build a 2 paned 
interface consisting of a tree view and a gtkhtml view. It's ~350 lines 
of C# code. You can see a screenshot here:

http://www.davidwatson.org/media/media/images/tech/aggravator/640/aggravator-1.jpg

I thought this might make a good sample for the docs as it demonstrates 
how to connect real live web data to GUI components - a common task 
these days. I wasn't sure where to start or whether it had already been 
done. I searched around and found syndigator and straw but it wasn't 
clear to me that anyone had done this with mono.

Let me know what you think. I'd like to make a contribution to mono.

Thanks,
David

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John Luke | 5 Feb 21:07 2004
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Re: GUI RSS aggregator using C#, mono, glade, gtk

On Thu, 2004-02-05 at 14:55, David Watson wrote:
> I have put together an RSS aggregator in C# based on the monologue 
> RSS.NET code and using glade-sharp and gtk-sharp to build a 2 paned 
> interface consisting of a tree view and a gtkhtml view. It's ~350 lines 
> of C# code. You can see a screenshot here:
> 
> http://www.davidwatson.org/media/media/images/tech/aggravator/640/aggravator-1.jpg
> 
> I thought this might make a good sample for the docs as it demonstrates 
> how to connect real live web data to GUI components - a common task 
> these days. I wasn't sure where to start or whether it had already been 
> done. I searched around and found syndigator and straw but it wasn't 
> clear to me that anyone had done this with mono.
> 
Perhaps this could be fit into the docs somehow, maybe as a tutorial in
the monkeyguide. I'm not really sure about that.

There is also my former project http://gtksharprss.sf.net and BLAM!
http://micke.hallendal.net/archives/000104.html which is much better.

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David Watson | 5 Feb 21:54 2004

Re: GUI RSS aggregator using C#, mono, glade, gtk

John Luke wrote:

>Perhaps this could be fit into the docs somehow, maybe as a tutorial in
>the monkeyguide. I'm not really sure about that.
>  
>
Yeah, I was thinking along those lines. It would not be difficult to 
make a 10 page tutorial out of it.

>There is also my former project http://gtksharprss.sf.net and BLAM!
>http://micke.hallendal.net/archives/000104.html which is much better.
>  
>
Thanks for the links. I wonder why those didn't turn up in my google 
searches? The build requirements on blam look a little steep for 
beginners, unless I'm overestimating mozembed and sqlite install/config. 
Haven't done those myself so I may be way off. Something like this would 
certainly go along way toward easing those build requirements:

http://www.remotesoft.com/linker/

Not sure if the mono folks have any plans for such a beast.

Regards,
David

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John Luke | 5 Feb 22:01 2004
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Re: GUI RSS aggregator using C#, mono, glade, gtk

On Thu, 2004-02-05 at 15:54, David Watson wrote:
> >
> Thanks for the links. I wonder why those didn't turn up in my google 
> searches? The build requirements on blam look a little steep for 
> beginners, unless I'm overestimating mozembed and sqlite install/config. 
> Haven't done those myself so I may be way off. Something like this would 
> certainly go along way toward easing those build requirements:
> 
BLAM! uses gtkhtml and sqlite which are very easy dependencies.

GtkSharpRSS uses GtkMozEmbed# which is a little harder to get working
for people it seems.

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Aaron Weber | 5 Feb 22:19 2004

Patch to mono web pages

Here is my text/diff file.

Changes include:

Putting backgrounds into the tables for the status and news information; putting h2's on the "Mono Project News" and the intro text; rewriting the intro text, cutting old news and moving it to the old news page, decreasing the heading size for the news items.

a.
Aaron Weber | 6 Feb 20:19 2004

OOO file: Outline of Mono website

How do people feel about this outline?

a.
Attachment (mono-site-outline.doc): application/msword, 18 KiB
Aaron Weber | 7 Feb 03:14 2004

Request for commit && Make push: website patch

Incl. changelog.
Request for commit && Make push: website patch.
? autom4te.cache
? mint.pc
? mydiff.txt
? stamp-h1
? doc/class-status
? doc/class-status-Cscompmgd
? doc/class-status-Microsoft.VisualBasic
? doc/class-status-System
? doc/class-status-System.Data
? doc/class-status-System.DirectoryServices
? doc/class-status-System.Drawing
? doc/class-status-System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters.Soap
? doc/class-status-System.Security
? doc/class-status-System.Web
? doc/class-status-System.Web.Services
? doc/class-status-System.Windows.Forms
? doc/class-status-System.Xml
? doc/class-status-corlib
? doc/february-2004-diff.txt
? doc/index-diff.diff
? doc/mono-web-diff
? doc/newsdiff
? doc/oldnews-diff.diff
? doc/stylesheet.css
? doc/team
? doc/web/deploy/index.rss
? doc/web/deploy/stylesheet.css
? doc/web/deploy/team
? doc/web/deploy/images/mono-new.gif
? doc/web/deploy/images/xml.gif
? doc/web/src/System.DirectoryServices.html.in
? doc/web/src/System.DirectoryServices.xml
? doc/web/src/System.Xml.html.in
? doc/web/src/System.Xml.xml
? doc/web/src/System.html.in
? doc/web/src/System.xml
? doc/web/src/corlib.html.in
? doc/web/src/corlib.xml
? mono/interpreter/interp.lo
? mono/interpreter/libmint.la
? scripts/al
? scripts/sn
? scripts/soapsuds
Index: doc/ChangeLog
===================================================================
RCS file: /mono/mono/doc/ChangeLog,v
retrieving revision 1.4
diff -u -r1.4 ChangeLog
--- doc/ChangeLog	3 Feb 2004 09:14:47 -0000	1.4
+++ doc/ChangeLog	7 Feb 2004 03:18:07 -0000
 <at>  <at>  -1,3 +1,18  <at>  <at> 
+2004-02-05 Aaron Weber <aaron <at> ximian.com>
+
+	* README: update to describe better how to use the doc/web stuff
+
+	* index: change layout, move old news to oldnews page, rewrite
+	content, add new headings, decrease size of other headings.
+
+	* jit-debug: change link to martin's page; now it points to the
+	dir holding the debugger files.
+
+	* oldnews: erase very old news, add slightly old news removed from
+	index
+
+	* web/htmlify: shrink size of newsitem headings.
+	
 2004-02-03  Atsushi Enomoto <atsushi <at> ximian.com>
 
 	* xml-classes : updates
Index: doc/README
===================================================================
RCS file: /mono/mono/doc/README,v
retrieving revision 1.2
diff -u -r1.2 README
--- doc/README	12 Feb 2003 00:36:40 -0000	1.2
+++ doc/README	7 Feb 2004 03:18:07 -0000
 <at>  <at>  -16,6 +16,13  <at>  <at> 
 cd web
 make push
 
+################ Requirements
+
+You must have complete and working "mono" and "mcs" checkouts from
+CVS. You will probably need to bootstrap your Mono installation,
+although an existing install from RPMs may permit you to build the CVS
+versions more easily.
+
 ############## Samples 
 
 
Index: doc/index
===================================================================
RCS file: /mono/mono/doc/index,v
retrieving revision 1.314
diff -u -r1.314 index
--- doc/index	2 Feb 2004 22:22:21 -0000	1.314
+++ doc/index	7 Feb 2004 03:18:07 -0000
 <at>  <at>  -1,154 +1,152  <at>  <at> 
 <link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="RSS" href="index.rss"/>
 
-<table>
-  <tr>
-    <td valign="top">
-	<a href="http://www.ximian.com">Ximian</a> announced the
-	launch of the Mono project, an effort to create an open source
-	implementation of the .NET Development Framework.
-
-	Mono includes: <a href="c-sharp.html">a compiler</a> for the
-	C# language, a <a href="runtime.html">runtime</a> for the
-	Common Language Infrastructure (also referred as the CLR) and a
-	set of <a href="class-library.html">class libraries</a>.  The
-	runtime can be <a href="embedded-api.html">embedded</a> into your
-	application.  It implements of both <a href="ado-net.html">ADO.NET</a>
-	and <a href="asp-net.html">ASP.NET</a>.
-
-	You can read our <a href="rationale.html">rationale</a> for
-	this project.  If you have questions about the project, please
-	read our list of <a href="faq.html">Frequently Asked
-	Questions</a> or <a href="mailto:mono-list <at> ximian.com">contact
-	us.</a> The project <a href="mono-roadmap.html">roadmap</a>.
-
-	You might also want to <a href="download.html">Download the
-	source</a> for our work so far.  Grab a <a
-	href="snapshots">snapshot</a> of our current work, or <a
-	href="http://cvs.hispalinux.es/cgi-bin/cvsweb/?hidenonreadable=1&f=u&logsort=date&sortby=file&hideattic=1&cvsroot=mono">browse
-	the sources</a>
 
-	You might want to <a
-	href="mailing-lists.html">subscribe</a> to our mono-list
-	and mono-announce-list.  There is also a <a
-	href="http://www.gotmono.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl">forum</a> at <a
-	href="http://www.gotmono.com">GotMono</a>.
-
-	Wikis: <a href="http://www.nullenvoid.com/gtksharp/wiki">Gtk# Wiki</a>
-	and <a href="http://www.nullenvoid.com/mono/wiki">Mono
-	Wiki</a>
-
-    </td>
-    <td>
-	<table border=1>
+	<table align="right" border=1 padding=0 width=25%>
 	  <tr>
-	    <td colspan="3">
-	      <b><center>Mono Status</center></b>
+	    <td colspan="2" bgcolor=lightgrey>
+	      <b><center>In the news</center></b>
 	    </td>
 	  </tr>
 	  <tr>
 	    <td>
-	      <b><a href="c-sharp.html">C# Compiler</a></b>
+	      <img src="images/2003osdirwinnerbadge.gif">
 	    </td>
 	    <td>
-	      <b>Self hosting on Linux</b><br>
-	      Self hosting on .NET.
-            </td>
+	      <a href="http://osdir.com/Article198.phtml">Dec 19th, 2003</a>: Editor's Choice Award.
+	    </td>
 	  </tr>
 	  <tr>
 	    <td>
-	      <b>JIT</b>
+	      <img src="images/netmagazine.png">
 	    </td>
 	    <td>
-	      Linux/x86 working.
+		
+	      <a href="http://www.ftponline.com/wss/2003_TE/magazine/columns/trends">May 31st, 2003</a>: CLI integration.
 	    </td>
 	  </tr>
 	  <tr>
 	    <td>
-	      <b>Interpreter</b>
+	      <img src="images/infoworld.png">
 	    </td>
 	    <td>
-	      Working:<br>
-	      Linux/x86, Linux/PPC, S390, StrongARM, SPARC, HPPA, SPARC v9 <br>
+	      <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/article/03/05/22/HNmono_1.html">May 22nd, 2003</a>: Mono 1.0 plans.
 	    </td>
 	  </tr>
 	  <tr>
-	    <td><b><a href="asp-net.html">ASP.NET</a></b></td>
-	    <td>Webforms and WebServices working<br></td>
-	  </tr>
-	  <tr>
 	    <td>
-	      <b><a href="class-status.html">Classes</a></b>
+	      <img src="images/infoworld.png">
 	    </td>
 	    <td>
-	      All assemblies compile.
+	      <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/article/03/03/14/11stratdev_1.html">Mar 14th, 2003</a>: Whither Mono?
 	    </td>
 	  </tr>
 	  <tr>
 	    <td>
-	      RSS feed:
+	      <img src="images/b2.png">
 	    </td>
 	    <td>
-	      <a href="index.rss"><img src="images/xml.gif"></a>
+	      <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/article/03/05/22/HNmono_1.html">Dec, 2002</a>: The Penguin takes flight.
 	    </td>
-	  </tr>
+		</tr>
 	 <tr>
-	    <td>
-	      <a href="screenshots.html">Screenshots</a>
-	    </td>
-	  </tr>
-	</table>
-
-	<table border=1>
-	  <tr>
-	    <td colspan="3">
-	      <b><center>In the news</center></b>
+	    <td colspan="2" bgcolor=lightgrey>
+	      <b><center>Mono Status</center></b>
 	    </td>
 	  </tr>
 	  <tr>
 	    <td>
-	      <img src="images/2003osdirwinnerbadge.gif">
+	      <b><a href="c-sharp.html">C# Compiler:</a></b>
 	    </td>
 	    <td>
-	      <a href="http://osdir.com/Article198.phtml">Dec 19th, 2003</a>: Editor's Choice Award.
-	    </td>
+	      Self hosting on Linux and .NET
+            </td>
 	  </tr>
 	  <tr>
 	    <td>
-	      <img src="images/netmagazine.png">
+	      <b>JIT:</b>
 	    </td>
 	    <td>
-		
-	      <a href="http://www.ftponline.com/wss/2003_TE/magazine/columns/trends">May 31st, 2003</a>: CLI integration.
+	      Works for Linux/x86
 	    </td>
 	  </tr>
 	  <tr>
 	    <td>
-	      <img src="images/infoworld.png">
+	      <b>Interpreter:</b>
 	    </td>
 	    <td>
-	      <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/article/03/05/22/HNmono_1.html">May 22nd, 2003</a>: Mono 1.0 plans.
+	      Works for 
+	      Linux/x86, Linux/PPC, S390, StrongARM, SPARC, HPPA, SPARC v9
 	    </td>
 	  </tr>
 	  <tr>
+	    <td><b><a href="asp-net.html">ASP.NET</a></b></td>
+	    <td>Webforms and WebServices working<br></td>
+	  </tr>
+	  <tr>
 	    <td>
-	      <img src="images/infoworld.png">
+	      <b><a href="class-status.html">Classes</a></b>
 	    </td>
 	    <td>
-	      <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/article/03/03/14/11stratdev_1.html">Mar 14th, 2003</a>: Whither Mono?
+	      All assemblies compile.
 	    </td>
 	  </tr>
 	  <tr>
 	    <td>
-	      <img src="images/b2.png">
+	      RSS feed:
 	    </td>
 	    <td>
-	      <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/article/03/05/22/HNmono_1.html">Dec, 2002</a>: The Penguin takes flight.
+	      <a href="index.rss"><img src="images/xml.gif"></a>
 	    </td>
 	  </tr>
+
  	</table>
-    </td>
-  </tr>
-</table>
+
+
+<h2>Mono: Free C# and .NET on Linux and Windows</h2>
+<p>
+	The Mono project is an open source effort sponsored by 	<a
+	href="http://novell.com">Novell</a> to create a free
+	implementation of the .NET Development Framework.
+</p>
+
+<p>
+	Mono includes <a href="c-sharp.html">a compiler</a> for the
+	C# language, a <a href="runtime.html">Common Language
+	Runtime</a> (CLR) for the Common Language Infrastructure (CLI) and a
+	set of <a href="class-library.html">class libraries</a>.  The
+	runtime can be <a href="embedded-api.html">embedded</a> into your
+	application.  It implements both <a href="ado-net.html">ADO.NET</a>
+	and <a href="asp-net.html">ASP.NET</a>.
+</p>
+<p>
+	If you have questions about the project, read <a
+	href="rationale.html">the project launch statement</a> 
+	or visit our list of <a href="faq.html">Frequently Asked
+	Questions</a>. 
+</p>
+
+<p>
+	For details on the project's future direction, read the
+	<a href="mono-roadmap.html">roadmap</a>, and <a
+	href="download.html">download</a> the latest software version.
+	You can also get a <a href="snapshots">snapshot</a> of our
+	current work, or <a
+	href="http://cvs.hispalinux.es/cgi-bin/cvsweb/?hidenonreadable=1&f=u&logsort=date&sortby=file&hideattic=1&cvsroot=mono">browse
+	the source tree.</a>
+</p>
+<p>
+	To participate in discussion and development, <a
+	href="mailing-lists.html">subscribe to our mailing lists</a>.
+	You can also visit the <a
+	href="http://www.gotmono.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl">forum</a> at <a
+	href="http://www.gotmono.com">GotMono</a> or the <a
+	href="http://www.nullenvoid.com/gtksharp/wiki">Gtk#</a> and
+	<a href="http://www.nullenvoid.com/mono/wiki">Mono
+	</a> Wikis.
+</p>
+<br>
+<br>
+<h2>Mono Project Notes</h2>
 
  <at> item Feb 2nd, 2004: Mono 0.30 has been released
 
 <at>  <at>  -190,429 +188,7  <at>  <at> 
 	Zoltan has added support for modules to MCS (generation and
 	consumption).
 
- <at> item Dec 10th: Mono Debugger 0.5 released
-
-	Martin Baulig has <a
-	href="http://primates.ximian.com/~martin/blog/archives/000231.html">released</a>
-	a new version of the Mono Debugger.  
-
- <at> item Dec 2nd: Mono 0.29 has been released
-
-	Check out the <a
-	href="http://www.go-mono.com/archive/mono-0.29.html">Release
-	notes</a> for details on Mono 0.29.    
-
-	This release includes the PPC JIT engine running `Hello World'
-	and ASP.NET is considered feature-complete.
-	
- <at> item Nov 25th: Gtk# 0.14, System.DirectoryServices
-
-	Gtk# 0.14 has been released, and it is available from <a
-	href="http://gtk-sharp.sf.net">the Gtk# web site</a>.   
-
-	Sunil has checked in the implementation of
-	System.DirectoryServices as well as the Novell.Directory.Ldap
-	code into Mono CVS.
-
- <at> item Nov 14th: Gtk# 0.13 released.
-
-	Mike Kestner has <a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/mono-list/2003-November/016943.html">announced</a>
-	the release of the <a href="http://gtk-sharp.sf.net">Gtk#</a>
-	GUI toolkit for .NET and Mono.
-
- <at> item Nov 13th: Managed LDAP binding for Mono and .NET
-
-	Sunil Kumar at Novell has <a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/mono-list/2003-November/016907.html">announced</a>
-	the availability of a fully managed implementation of LDAP for
-	Mono and the .NET Framework.
-
-	You can obtain the library from <a
-	href="http://forge.novell.com">Novell Forge's</a> <a
-	href="http://forge.novell.com/modules/xfmod/cvs/cvsbrowse.php/ldapcsharp/CsharpLDAP">CSharpLDAP</a>
-	module.
-
- <at> item Nov 4th: Mono Roadmap announced.
-
-	The <a href="mono-roadmap.html">Mono Roadmap</a> and <a
-	href="mono-hacking-roadmap.html">Mono Hackers Roadmap</a> have
-	been released.   
-
- <at> item Oct 28th: Mono Get Together at the PDC.  GTK# 0.12 Released.
-
-	We will be getting together at the West Tower Lobby on Tuesday
-	28th at 6pm to talk about the Mono project. You have 24 hours to
-	notify all of your friends, open source buddies and free software
-	folks.
-
-	We will bring Mono t-shirts.
-
-	Mike Kestner released <a href="http://gtk-sharp.sourceforge.net">Gtk#</a> 0.12 today.  GTK# source tar balls
-	and RPMs are available.  A windows installer was contributed by Johannes Roith.
-	
- <at> item Oct 26th: Last Minute Mono BOF
-
-	The first in a series of undercover Mono BOFs at the PDC will take
-	place tonight at 7pm on the Academy meeting, in room 411. Come join us
-	to plot the evolution.
-
-
- <at> item Oct 25th: GTK# 0.11+ Windows Installer available
-
-	Johannes created a Windows
-	Installer for GTK# 0.11+ and works
-	with Mono 0.28 for Windows.
-
- <at> item Oct 21st: Mono Community at Novell Forge
-
-	Mono Developers that are looking for a public repository for
-	hosting their projects can now use <a
-	href="http://forge.novell.com">Novell Forge's</a> which hosts
-	a <a
-	href="http://forge.novell.com/modules/xfmod/community/?monocomm">Mono
-	Community</a>.
-
-	Novell Forge offers mailing lists, cvs repository, bug
-	tracking and mailing list services and all the other services
-	you expect.  Mono will continue to be hosted in our own CVS
-	repository, and using our <a href="anoncvs.html">anonymous CVS
-	servers</a>
-
- <at> item Oct 13th: SPARC V9, HPPA, Internationalization, GdiPlus
-
-	Dick Porter has checked in our rewrite of the international
-	substrate in Mono that uses the <a
-	href="http://oss.software.ibm.com/icu/">International
-	Components for Unicode</a> library from IBM.  This means that
-	we got CultureInfo support through the whole code base now.
-
-	Alexandre Pigolkine has checked-in the new implementation of
-	System.Drawing.  We have now dropped the old implementation
-	with multiple-backends that we had, and replaced it with an
-	implementation that P/Invokes into GDI+.  A GDI+
-	implementation on top of <a
-	href="http://www.cairographics.org">Cairo</a> is used on Unix
-	systems.  This step vastly simplifies the development and
-	maintenance of System.Drawing. 
-
-	There are plenty of updates to Mono as well, we encourage you
-	to read the <a
-	href="http://www.go-mono.com/monologue">Monologue</a> to keep
-	an eye on recent developments.
-
-	Bernie Solomon just <a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/mono-devel-list/2003-October/002460.html">checked
-	in</a> 64-bit support for SPARC v9 and HPPA into the Mono
-	runtime.  This also improves the SPARC-32 support.
-
- <at> item Oct 6th: Linux s390 Mono packages available.
-
-	Neale Ferguson has contributed Mono packages for the
-	Linux/s390.  You can get them from the <a
-	href="download.html">download</a> page.
-
- <at> item Oct 5th: Monologue aggregates Mono Blogs
-
-	You can now read an aggregated view of the <a
-	href="blogs.html">blogs</a> maintained by Mono developers in
-	<a href="http://www.go-mono.com/monologue">Monologue</a>.
-	Monologue is available as an HTML page or as an <a
-	href="monologue/index.rss">RSS feed</a>.
-
- <at> item Oct 2nd: Windows packages, MonoDoc 0.7
-
-	Windows packages for Mono 0.28 are now available from our <a
-	href="download.html">download</a> page.
-
-	A new version of MonoDoc has been released.  The new version
-	is available <a href="archive/monodoc-0.7.tar.gz">here</a>
-
- <at> item Oct 1st: Mono 0.28 has been released.
-
-	Check out the <a
-	href="http://www.go-mono.com/archive/mono-0.28.html">Release
-	notes</a> for details on Mono 0.28.  This release marks the
-	completion of the SourceGear project to add web services
-	functionality to Mono and improve its reliability.
-
- <at> item Sep 30th: Mono Kick Start book available
-
-	The Mono Kick Start book is now <a
-	href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0672325799/qid=1064937318/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_1/103-9624440-8714218?v=glance&s=books&n=507846">available</a>
-	in English.  Originally available only in <a
-	href="http://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/ASIN/3827264928/qid=1050051051/sr=2-1/ref=sr_2_3_1/028-2755135-1623712">German</a>.
-	The book technical review was done by <a
-	href="http://www.maurer-it.com/">Dietmar Maurer</a> JIT
-	architect at the Mono team.
-
- <at> item Sep 26th, 2003: DiaCanvas# 0.1 released, Gtk# 0.11 released.
-
-	Mike Kestner has <a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/gtk-sharp-list/2003-September/002475.html">released</a>
-	a new version of <a href="http://gtk-sharp.sf.net">Gtk#</a>.
-
-	Martin has also 
-        <a href="http://mwh.sysrq.dk/programs/announcements/diacanvas-sharp-0.1.0.html">released</a>
-	his binding to <a href="http://diacanvas.sf.net">DiaCanvas</a> for C#.
-
- <at> item Sep 16th, 2003: WineLib, Authenticode, Generics, Xslt updates, Wsdl compiler, WSE.
-
-	<b>WineLib:</b> Vladimir has added new libraries to the Wine
-	process, which we will soon bring into our packages: the
-	various Windows common dialogs can now be used (screenshots:
-	<a href="images/colordlg.png">here</a>, <a
-	href="images/fontdlg.png">here</a>, <a
-	href="images/filedlg.png">here</a> and <a
-	href="images/finddlg.png">here</a>.
-
-	Johannes has patches to have Wine track the Gtk theme,
-	screenshot here (link got broken).
-
-	<b>Security:</b> New authenticode support from Sebastien has
-	been checked into CVS.
-
-	<b>Xslt:</b> Plenty of conformance updates to the managed
-	implementation of Xslt, as well as breaking the libxslt speed
-	barrier.  Our managed implementation is now faster than the
-	C-based libxslt that we used before.
-
-	<b>Generics:</b> Work continues on generics support, feel free
-	to try it out.  The compiler is currently on a separate
-	directory until we stability it (gmcs) and you need to compile
-	the class libraries with the `generics' profile to try it
-	out.  Sample generic programs are included in the CVS module. 
-
-	<b>Wsdl:</b> We now have Wsdl support in Mono: a wsdl compiler
-	command line tool, and support on ASP.NET to generate the wsdl
-	file from an .asmx file.
-
-	<b>AOT:</b> Many robustness updates to the ahead-of-time
-	compiler and a new locking and threading system that avoids
-	having "big locks" around the mono kernel, and moves to a
-	fine-grained locking system.  The design includes a lattice to
-	avoid deadlocks.
-
-	<b>Dogfooding:</b> We are now running Mono's ASP.NET on
-	go-mono.com to find problems.  It is currently hosting our
-	Monodoc documentation.  The <a
-	href="http://www.go-mono.com/docs/index.html">Apache module
-	version</a> and the <a href="http://www.go-mono.com:8080/">XSP
-	version</a>.
-
-	<b>WSE:</b> The Web Services Enhancements season has begun.
-	The Microsoft.Web.Services namespace and classes are now
-	checked into CVS.  
-
- <at> item Sep 1st, 2003: Ice for Mono;  XmlSerializer generators; Monodoc progress.
-
-	<b>Ice:</b> Vladimir has checked into CVS (Module ginzu) an
-	implementation of <a href="http://www.zeroc.com">ZeroC's</a>
-	<a href="http://www.zeroc.com/ice.html">ICE</a> protocol.  It
-	is implemented using Remoting.  If you were looking for an
-	efficient binary protocol to use with Remoting, this is it.
-
-	ICE is simpler to use than CORBA, and was created by people
-	who were deeply involved in CORBA and wanted to fix its
-	problems (you can see a <a
-	href="http://www.zeroc.com/iceVsCorba.html">list of
-	differences</a>).
-
-	<b>XmlSerializer</b>: Lluis has checked in a new technology
-	for use in our XmlSerializer: the XmlSerializer code
-	generator.  Currently our XmlSerializer generates a
-	description of instructions for serializing data, these
-	instructions are later interpreted while using it: Reflection
-	is used to pull all the data.  The code generator is the first
-	step into turning the Serializer from an intepreter into a
-	compiler and improving the performance of it.
-
-	Currently was used internally to implement the WSDL
-	serializer, in the future it will just be part of the standard
-	serialization process.
-
-	<b>MonoDoc:</b> New providers!  Thanks to <a
-	href="http://www.jaggersoft.com/">Jon Jagger</a> for providing
-	us with his master XML files for the C# specification we now
-	have integrated the C# spec into Monodoc.  Another provider is
-	the Error provider: now we include all the C# compiler errors
-	in the help system.
-
-	Alp has contributed various user interface improvement, and
-	updated our list widget for key navigation; Ben made the
-	matches window more useful and Joshua has helped us clean up
-	the ECMA provider even more.
-
- <at> item Aug 14th, 2003: Mono 0.26 has been released
-
-	A new version of Mono is available, the new features include:
-	<a href="http://www.cairographics.org/">Cairo support</a>, <a
-	href="http://remoting-corba.sf.net">Remoting.Corba</a>
-	support, as well as a managed XSLT implementation.  
-
-	Existing features have been improved vastly: better
-	Windows.Forms, runtime, faster compiler, web services, better
-	compliance to the spec and more. 
-
-	Check out the <a
-	href="http://www.go-mono.com/archive/mono-0.26.html">Release
-	notes</a> for details.
-
- <at> item Aug 9th, 2003: Python for .NET Preview 2 available;  Mono Documentation site up.
-
-	Brian Lloyd has <a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/mono-list/2003-August/015313.html">announced</a>
-	the availability of his Python binding to .NET.  This works
-	with .NET and Mono.  For more information about it, see
-	Brian's site at <a href="
-	http://zope.org/Members/Brian/PythonNet/">http://zope.org/Members/Brian/PythonNet/</a>
-
-	We have uploaded the current Mono Documentation (core
-	libraries and Gtk#) to <a
-	href="http://mono.ximian.com:8080"/>http://mono.ximian.com:8080</a>.
-	The site is running the ASP.NET edition of <a
-	href="archive/monodoc-0.6.tar.gz">MonoDoc 0.6</a> on XSP.
-
- <at> item Aug 6th, 2003: Winforms samples
-
-	Timothy Parez is coordinating the effort to create sample
-	programs that exercise the various Windows.Forms controls.  We
-	are using this as graphical regression test suite for the Mono
-	implementation.
-
-	The screenshots of the various widgets, together with the
-	source code is available on the <a
-	href="http://www.nullenvoid.com/mono/wiki/index.php/WineSamples">WineSamples</a>
-	page on the <a
-	href="http://www.nullenvoid.com/mono/wiki/">Mono Wiki</a>.
-
-	A new cvs module called `winforms' has been created that
-	contains the source code for the samples.  To run the samples,
-	you can install the WineLib packages available from our <a
-	href="download.html">download page</a>.
-
- <at> item Aug 5th, 2003: New Apache Module architecture: 1.3 and 2.x supported
-
-	Gonzalo rearchitected our Apache module for hosting Mono and
-	ASP.NET.  The previous incarnation hosted a Mono runtime on
-	each Apache process, which lead to a slow setup for webforms.
-	The new setup uses a shared mono process for all the incoming
-	requests.  Daniel later improved up the new architecture and
-	added dual support, so now in addition to Apache 2.x, we
-	support Apache 1.3 with the same codebase.
-
-	The new code is available on CVS, on module `mod_mono', and
-	now requires an XSP installation to be available. 
-
- <at> item Aug 4th, 2003: Ximian acquired by Novell.
-
-	Today <a href="http://www.novell.com">Novell</a> acquired <a
-	href="http://www.ximian.com">Ximian</a>.  The press release is
-	available <a
-	href="http://www.ximian.com./about_us/press_center/press_releases/index.html?pr=novell">here</a>.
-
-	Mono and Gnome form an integral part of the Novell strategy.
-
- <at> item Jul 30th, 2003: Remoting.CORBA, Managed XSLT.
-
-	Today Lluis announced that Mono CVS contains all the fixes to
-	run <a
-	href="http://remoting-corba.sourceforge.net/">Remoting.CORBA</a>:
-	both client and server channels work; We are interested in people
-	testing it with other ORBs.
-
-	Ben checked-in today his managed implementation of Xslt that
-	we mentioned on Jul 19th; This uncovered various limitations
-	on the XPath implementation, which Piers has swifly removed.
-	Monodoc, NUnit and our Corcompare work with it.  Since this is
-	implementation is not completed yet, we still support the
-	libxslt-based version by default.  For more details on how to
-	try the new XSLT implementation, see <a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/mono-devel-list/2003-July/001681.html">Ben's
-	post</a>
-
- <at> item Jul 27th, 2003: Wine packages and Daily Snapshots 
-
-	MonoWine packages (used to run System.Windows.Forms) software
-	are now available from our (<a
-	href="download.html">download</a> page).  You can track the
-	progress on our <a
-	href="http://www.nullenvoid.com/mono/wiki/index.php/WineSamples">Wiki
-	page.</a>
-
-	We're now building daily snapshots of Mono.  They come in
-	three distinct flavors:
-
-	<ul>
-		* mono snapshot tarballs - These are 'release-style' tarballs and
-		  contain everything necessary to setup a new
-		  installation from scratch.  This includes the Mono
-	 	  runtime and all the assemblies we distribute.
-
-		* monocharge tarballs - These tarballs contain only
-		  the assemblies built on that day.
-
-		* monolite tarballs - These tarballs contain a copy of
-		  'corlib.dll', 'mcs.exe', 'System.dll', 'System.Xml.dll' and
-		  'Mono.CSharp.Debugger.dll'. They can be used to
-		  re-bootstrap an out-of-sync installation.
-	</ul>
-
-	The daily builds are availble here: <a href="http://go-mono.com/daily">http://go-mono.com/daily</a>
-
-	If you find that the builds are broken, please notify Duncan.
-
- <at> item Jul 19th, 2003: Recent developments
-
-	Since Mono has matured, we have limited the news on the site
-	to major accomplishments that are finished, but this week, it
-	is worth devoting some time to talk about some of the
-	work-in-progress projects that are progressing.
-
-	Jackson has added support to the IL assembler for generics as
-	well as to the PEAPI library, and it has assembled its first
-	generic program.  Support for handling images with generics
-	has been on our file format reader for a while, but the JIT
-	engine is still incomplete. 
-
-	On the XSLT world, Atsushi and Ben continue to make big
-	improvements.  Ben recently got the prototype managed XSLT
-	implementation to run its first stylesheet.  Although
-	currently Mono uses libxslt to implement the System.Xml.Xsl
-	namespace, to have a fully .NET compliant implementation we
-	will need a managed version, and this is the beginning of it.
-
-	Lluis recently posted an update on the <a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/mono-devel-list/2003-July/001550.html">state
-	of WSDL</a> in Mono.  Now that the web services runtime is
-	ready, the WSDL compiler becomes more important as a
-	development tool.
-
-	Atsushi continues his work on the DTD validating reader in
-	System.Xml, as well as improving our XML Schema support.
-
- <at> item Jul 14th, 2003: New build system;  IPV6 support.
-
-	Peter Williams has contributed a new build system that
-	addresses many of the annoyance we had with our previous build
-	system.  He has worked on this for a few weeks, and Gonzalo
-	helped test it and get it into CVS.  We no longer have the
-	historical dual build system: make for Unix and nant for
-	Windows.
-
-	This system also offers the opportunity to compile our class
-	libraries with different profiles (.NET 1.0, .NET 1.1 and the
-	various ECMA subsets).
-
-	Peter explains the new build system <a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/mono-devel-list/2003-July/001506.html">here</a>
-
-	Jerome's IPV6 code has been checked into CVS; With Peter's new
-	build system, we will be able to expose it (as part of the
-	NET_1_1 build).
-
 <h2>Older News</h2>
 
-	Click <a href="oldnews.html">here</a> to see the olds news.
-
+	Click <a href="oldnews.html">here</a> to see older news.
 
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 <at>  <at>  -13,6 +13,27  <at>  <at> 
 	Notice that the program will need to be compiled with the -g
 	flag and that running with --debug will slow down the execution.
 
+
+* Mono Debugger 
+
+	The Mono debugger is written in C# and can debug both managed
+	and unmanaged applications, support for multiple-threaded
+	applications and should be relatively easy to port to new
+	platforms.
+
+	Details of the release are available in <a
+	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/mono-list/2003-January/011415.html">post</a>. 
+	
+	The debugger contains both Gtk# and command line interfaces.
+	The debugging file format used in Dwarf (its already supported
+	by our class libraries and the Mono C# compiler; To debug C
+	applications, you need a recent GCC, or to pass the -gdwarf-2
+	flag to gcc).
+
+	The debugger is available from <a
+	href="http://primates.ximian.com/~martin/debugger/">Martin's
+	home page.</a>
+
 * Debugging with GDB
 
 	If you use GDB to debug your mono process, you can use the function
 <at>  <at>  -41,29 +62,6  <at>  <at> 
 $2 = void
 </pre>
 
-* Mono Debugger 
-
-	The Mono debugger is written in C# and can debug both managed
-	and unmanaged applications, support for multiple-threaded
-	applications and should be relatively easy to port to new
-	platforms.
-
-	Details of the release are available in <a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/mono-list/2003-January/011415.html">post</a>. 
-	
-	The debugger contains both Gtk# and command line interfaces.
-	The debugging file format used in Dwarf (its already supported
-	by our class libraries and the Mono C# compiler; To debug C
-	applications, you need a recent GCC, or to pass the -gdwarf-2
-	flag to gcc).
-
-	The debugger is available now, you can get it from <a
-	href="http://primates.ximian.com/~martin/debugger/mono-debugger-0.2.0.tar.gz">here</a>
-
-
-
-
-	
 	
 
 	
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 <at>  <at>  -1,3 +1,425  <at>  <at> 
+ <at> item Dec 10th: Mono Debugger 0.5 released
+
+	Martin Baulig has <a
+	href="http://primates.ximian.com/~martin/blog/archives/000231.html">released</a>
+	a new version of the Mono Debugger.  
+
+ <at> item Dec 2nd: Mono 0.29 has been released
+
+	Check out the <a
+	href="http://www.go-mono.com/archive/mono-0.29.html">Release
+	notes</a> for details on Mono 0.29.    
+
+	This release includes the PPC JIT engine running `Hello World'
+	and ASP.NET is considered feature-complete.
+	
+ <at> item Nov 25th: Gtk# 0.14, System.DirectoryServices
+
+	Gtk# 0.14 has been released, and it is available from <a
+	href="http://gtk-sharp.sf.net">the Gtk# web site</a>.   
+
+	Sunil has checked in the implementation of
+	System.DirectoryServices as well as the Novell.Directory.Ldap
+	code into Mono CVS.
+
+ <at> item Nov 14th: Gtk# 0.13 released.
+
+	Mike Kestner has <a
+	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/mono-list/2003-November/016943.html">announced</a>
+	the release of the <a href="http://gtk-sharp.sf.net">Gtk#</a>
+	GUI toolkit for .NET and Mono.
+
+ <at> item Nov 13th: Managed LDAP binding for Mono and .NET
+
+	Sunil Kumar at Novell has <a
+	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/mono-list/2003-November/016907.html">announced</a>
+	the availability of a fully managed implementation of LDAP for
+	Mono and the .NET Framework.
+
+	You can obtain the library from <a
+	href="http://forge.novell.com">Novell Forge's</a> <a
+	href="http://forge.novell.com/modules/xfmod/cvs/cvsbrowse.php/ldapcsharp/CsharpLDAP">CSharpLDAP</a>
+	module.
+
+ <at> item Nov 4th: Mono Roadmap announced.
+
+	The <a href="mono-roadmap.html">Mono Roadmap</a> and <a
+	href="mono-hacking-roadmap.html">Mono Hackers Roadmap</a> have
+	been released.   
+
+ <at> item Oct 28th: Mono Get Together at the PDC.  GTK# 0.12 Released.
+
+	We will be getting together at the West Tower Lobby on Tuesday
+	28th at 6pm to talk about the Mono project. You have 24 hours to
+	notify all of your friends, open source buddies and free software
+	folks.
+
+	We will bring Mono t-shirts.
+
+	Mike Kestner released <a href="http://gtk-sharp.sourceforge.net">Gtk#</a> 0.12 today.  GTK# source tar balls
+	and RPMs are available.  A windows installer was contributed by Johannes Roith.
+	
+ <at> item Oct 26th: Last Minute Mono BOF
+
+	The first in a series of undercover Mono BOFs at the PDC will take
+	place tonight at 7pm on the Academy meeting, in room 411. Come join us
+	to plot the evolution.
+
+
+ <at> item Oct 25th: GTK# 0.11+ Windows Installer available
+
+	Johannes created a Windows
+	Installer for GTK# 0.11+ and works
+	with Mono 0.28 for Windows.
+
+ <at> item Oct 21st: Mono Community at Novell Forge
+
+	Mono Developers that are looking for a public repository for
+	hosting their projects can now use <a
+	href="http://forge.novell.com">Novell Forge's</a> which hosts
+	a <a
+	href="http://forge.novell.com/modules/xfmod/community/?monocomm">Mono
+	Community</a>.
+
+	Novell Forge offers mailing lists, cvs repository, bug
+	tracking and mailing list services and all the other services
+	you expect.  Mono will continue to be hosted in our own CVS
+	repository, and using our <a href="anoncvs.html">anonymous CVS
+	servers</a>
+
+ <at> item Oct 13th: SPARC V9, HPPA, Internationalization, GdiPlus
+
+	Dick Porter has checked in our rewrite of the international
+	substrate in Mono that uses the <a
+	href="http://oss.software.ibm.com/icu/">International
+	Components for Unicode</a> library from IBM.  This means that
+	we got CultureInfo support through the whole code base now.
+
+	Alexandre Pigolkine has checked-in the new implementation of
+	System.Drawing.  We have now dropped the old implementation
+	with multiple-backends that we had, and replaced it with an
+	implementation that P/Invokes into GDI+.  A GDI+
+	implementation on top of <a
+	href="http://www.cairographics.org">Cairo</a> is used on Unix
+	systems.  This step vastly simplifies the development and
+	maintenance of System.Drawing. 
+
+	There are plenty of updates to Mono as well, we encourage you
+	to read the <a
+	href="http://www.go-mono.com/monologue">Monologue</a> to keep
+	an eye on recent developments.
+
+	Bernie Solomon just <a
+	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/mono-devel-list/2003-October/002460.html">checked
+	in</a> 64-bit support for SPARC v9 and HPPA into the Mono
+	runtime.  This also improves the SPARC-32 support.
+
+ <at> item Oct 6th: Linux s390 Mono packages available.
+
+	Neale Ferguson has contributed Mono packages for the
+	Linux/s390.  You can get them from the <a
+	href="download.html">download</a> page.
+
+ <at> item Oct 5th: Monologue aggregates Mono Blogs
+
+	You can now read an aggregated view of the <a
+	href="blogs.html">blogs</a> maintained by Mono developers in
+	<a href="http://www.go-mono.com/monologue">Monologue</a>.
+	Monologue is available as an HTML page or as an <a
+	href="monologue/index.rss">RSS feed</a>.
+
+ <at> item Oct 2nd: Windows packages, MonoDoc 0.7
+
+	Windows packages for Mono 0.28 are now available from our <a
+	href="download.html">download</a> page.
+
+	A new version of MonoDoc has been released.  The new version
+	is available <a href="archive/monodoc-0.7.tar.gz">here</a>
+
+ <at> item Oct 1st: Mono 0.28 has been released.
+
+	Check out the <a
+	href="http://www.go-mono.com/archive/mono-0.28.html">Release
+	notes</a> for details on Mono 0.28.  This release marks the
+	completion of the SourceGear project to add web services
+	functionality to Mono and improve its reliability.
+
+ <at> item Sep 30th: Mono Kick Start book available
+
+	The Mono Kick Start book is now <a
+	href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0672325799/qid=1064937318/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_1/103-9624440-8714218?v=glance&s=books&n=507846">available</a>
+	in English.  Originally available only in <a
+	href="http://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/ASIN/3827264928/qid=1050051051/sr=2-1/ref=sr_2_3_1/028-2755135-1623712">German</a>.
+	The book technical review was done by <a
+	href="http://www.maurer-it.com/">Dietmar Maurer</a> JIT
+	architect at the Mono team.
+
+ <at> item Sep 26th, 2003: DiaCanvas# 0.1 released, Gtk# 0.11 released.
+
+	Mike Kestner has <a
+	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/gtk-sharp-list/2003-September/002475.html">released</a>
+	a new version of <a href="http://gtk-sharp.sf.net">Gtk#</a>.
+
+	Martin has also 
+        <a href="http://mwh.sysrq.dk/programs/announcements/diacanvas-sharp-0.1.0.html">released</a>
+	his binding to <a href="http://diacanvas.sf.net">DiaCanvas</a> for C#.
+
+ <at> item Sep 16th, 2003: WineLib, Authenticode, Generics, Xslt updates, Wsdl compiler, WSE.
+
+	<b>WineLib:</b> Vladimir has added new libraries to the Wine
+	process, which we will soon bring into our packages: the
+	various Windows common dialogs can now be used (screenshots:
+	<a href="images/colordlg.png">here</a>, <a
+	href="images/fontdlg.png">here</a>, <a
+	href="images/filedlg.png">here</a> and <a
+	href="images/finddlg.png">here</a>.
+
+	Johannes has patches to have Wine track the Gtk theme,
+	screenshot here (link got broken).
+
+	<b>Security:</b> New authenticode support from Sebastien has
+	been checked into CVS.
+
+	<b>Xslt:</b> Plenty of conformance updates to the managed
+	implementation of Xslt, as well as breaking the libxslt speed
+	barrier.  Our managed implementation is now faster than the
+	C-based libxslt that we used before.
+
+	<b>Generics:</b> Work continues on generics support, feel free
+	to try it out.  The compiler is currently on a separate
+	directory until we stability it (gmcs) and you need to compile
+	the class libraries with the `generics' profile to try it
+	out.  Sample generic programs are included in the CVS module. 
+
+	<b>Wsdl:</b> We now have Wsdl support in Mono: a wsdl compiler
+	command line tool, and support on ASP.NET to generate the wsdl
+	file from an .asmx file.
+
+	<b>AOT:</b> Many robustness updates to the ahead-of-time
+	compiler and a new locking and threading system that avoids
+	having "big locks" around the mono kernel, and moves to a
+	fine-grained locking system.  The design includes a lattice to
+	avoid deadlocks.
+
+	<b>Dogfooding:</b> We are now running Mono's ASP.NET on
+	go-mono.com to find problems.  It is currently hosting our
+	Monodoc documentation.  The <a
+	href="http://www.go-mono.com/docs/index.html">Apache module
+	version</a> and the <a href="http://www.go-mono.com:8080/">XSP
+	version</a>.
+
+	<b>WSE:</b> The Web Services Enhancements season has begun.
+	The Microsoft.Web.Services namespace and classes are now
+	checked into CVS.  
+
+ <at> item Sep 1st, 2003: Ice for Mono;  XmlSerializer generators; Monodoc progress.
+
+	<b>Ice:</b> Vladimir has checked into CVS (Module ginzu) an
+	implementation of <a href="http://www.zeroc.com">ZeroC's</a>
+	<a href="http://www.zeroc.com/ice.html">ICE</a> protocol.  It
+	is implemented using Remoting.  If you were looking for an
+	efficient binary protocol to use with Remoting, this is it.
+
+	ICE is simpler to use than CORBA, and was created by people
+	who were deeply involved in CORBA and wanted to fix its
+	problems (you can see a <a
+	href="http://www.zeroc.com/iceVsCorba.html">list of
+	differences</a>).
+
+	<b>XmlSerializer</b>: Lluis has checked in a new technology
+	for use in our XmlSerializer: the XmlSerializer code
+	generator.  Currently our XmlSerializer generates a
+	description of instructions for serializing data, these
+	instructions are later interpreted while using it: Reflection
+	is used to pull all the data.  The code generator is the first
+	step into turning the Serializer from an intepreter into a
+	compiler and improving the performance of it.
+
+	Currently was used internally to implement the WSDL
+	serializer, in the future it will just be part of the standard
+	serialization process.
+
+	<b>MonoDoc:</b> New providers!  Thanks to <a
+	href="http://www.jaggersoft.com/">Jon Jagger</a> for providing
+	us with his master XML files for the C# specification we now
+	have integrated the C# spec into Monodoc.  Another provider is
+	the Error provider: now we include all the C# compiler errors
+	in the help system.
+
+	Alp has contributed various user interface improvement, and
+	updated our list widget for key navigation; Ben made the
+	matches window more useful and Joshua has helped us clean up
+	the ECMA provider even more.
+
+ <at> item Aug 14th, 2003: Mono 0.26 has been released
+
+	A new version of Mono is available, the new features include:
+	<a href="http://www.cairographics.org/">Cairo support</a>, <a
+	href="http://remoting-corba.sf.net">Remoting.Corba</a>
+	support, as well as a managed XSLT implementation.  
+
+	Existing features have been improved vastly: better
+	Windows.Forms, runtime, faster compiler, web services, better
+	compliance to the spec and more. 
+
+	Check out the <a
+	href="http://www.go-mono.com/archive/mono-0.26.html">Release
+	notes</a> for details.
+
+ <at> item Aug 9th, 2003: Python for .NET Preview 2 available;  Mono Documentation site up.
+
+	Brian Lloyd has <a
+	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/mono-list/2003-August/015313.html">announced</a>
+	the availability of his Python binding to .NET.  This works
+	with .NET and Mono.  For more information about it, see
+	Brian's site at <a href="
+	http://zope.org/Members/Brian/PythonNet/">http://zope.org/Members/Brian/PythonNet/</a>
+
+	We have uploaded the current Mono Documentation (core
+	libraries and Gtk#) to <a
+	href="http://mono.ximian.com:8080"/>http://mono.ximian.com:8080</a>.
+	The site is running the ASP.NET edition of <a
+	href="archive/monodoc-0.6.tar.gz">MonoDoc 0.6</a> on XSP.
+
+ <at> item Aug 6th, 2003: Winforms samples
+
+	Timothy Parez is coordinating the effort to create sample
+	programs that exercise the various Windows.Forms controls.  We
+	are using this as graphical regression test suite for the Mono
+	implementation.
+
+	The screenshots of the various widgets, together with the
+	source code is available on the <a
+	href="http://www.nullenvoid.com/mono/wiki/index.php/WineSamples">WineSamples</a>
+	page on the <a
+	href="http://www.nullenvoid.com/mono/wiki/">Mono Wiki</a>.
+
+	A new cvs module called `winforms' has been created that
+	contains the source code for the samples.  To run the samples,
+	you can install the WineLib packages available from our <a
+	href="download.html">download page</a>.
+
+ <at> item Aug 5th, 2003: New Apache Module architecture: 1.3 and 2.x supported
+
+	Gonzalo rearchitected our Apache module for hosting Mono and
+	ASP.NET.  The previous incarnation hosted a Mono runtime on
+	each Apache process, which lead to a slow setup for webforms.
+	The new setup uses a shared mono process for all the incoming
+	requests.  Daniel later improved up the new architecture and
+	added dual support, so now in addition to Apache 2.x, we
+	support Apache 1.3 with the same codebase.
+
+	The new code is available on CVS, on module `mod_mono', and
+	now requires an XSP installation to be available. 
+
+ <at> item Aug 4th, 2003: Ximian acquired by Novell.
+
+	Today <a href="http://www.novell.com">Novell</a> acquired <a
+	href="http://www.ximian.com">Ximian</a>.  The press release is
+	available <a
+	href="http://www.ximian.com./about_us/press_center/press_releases/index.html?pr=novell">here</a>.
+
+	Mono and Gnome form an integral part of the Novell strategy.
+
+ <at> item Jul 30th, 2003: Remoting.CORBA, Managed XSLT.
+
+	Today Lluis announced that Mono CVS contains all the fixes to
+	run <a
+	href="http://remoting-corba.sourceforge.net/">Remoting.CORBA</a>:
+	both client and server channels work; We are interested in people
+	testing it with other ORBs.
+
+	Ben checked-in today his managed implementation of Xslt that
+	we mentioned on Jul 19th; This uncovered various limitations
+	on the XPath implementation, which Piers has swifly removed.
+	Monodoc, NUnit and our Corcompare work with it.  Since this is
+	implementation is not completed yet, we still support the
+	libxslt-based version by default.  For more details on how to
+	try the new XSLT implementation, see <a
+	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/mono-devel-list/2003-July/001681.html">Ben's
+	post</a>
+
+ <at> item Jul 27th, 2003: Wine packages and Daily Snapshots 
+
+	MonoWine packages (used to run System.Windows.Forms) software
+	are now available from our (<a
+	href="download.html">download</a> page).  You can track the
+	progress on our <a
+	href="http://www.nullenvoid.com/mono/wiki/index.php/WineSamples">Wiki
+	page.</a>
+
+	We're now building daily snapshots of Mono.  They come in
+	three distinct flavors:
+
+	<ul>
+		* mono snapshot tarballs - These are 'release-style' tarballs and
+		  contain everything necessary to setup a new
+		  installation from scratch.  This includes the Mono
+	 	  runtime and all the assemblies we distribute.
+
+		* monocharge tarballs - These tarballs contain only
+		  the assemblies built on that day.
+
+		* monolite tarballs - These tarballs contain a copy of
+		  'corlib.dll', 'mcs.exe', 'System.dll', 'System.Xml.dll' and
+		  'Mono.CSharp.Debugger.dll'. They can be used to
+		  re-bootstrap an out-of-sync installation.
+	</ul>
+
+	The daily builds are availble here: <a href="http://go-mono.com/daily">http://go-mono.com/daily</a>
+
+	If you find that the builds are broken, please notify Duncan.
+
+ <at> item Jul 19th, 2003: Recent developments
+
+	Since Mono has matured, we have limited the news on the site
+	to major accomplishments that are finished, but this week, it
+	is worth devoting some time to talk about some of the
+	work-in-progress projects that are progressing.
+
+	Jackson has added support to the IL assembler for generics as
+	well as to the PEAPI library, and it has assembled its first
+	generic program.  Support for handling images with generics
+	has been on our file format reader for a while, but the JIT
+	engine is still incomplete. 
+
+	On the XSLT world, Atsushi and Ben continue to make big
+	improvements.  Ben recently got the prototype managed XSLT
+	implementation to run its first stylesheet.  Although
+	currently Mono uses libxslt to implement the System.Xml.Xsl
+	namespace, to have a fully .NET compliant implementation we
+	will need a managed version, and this is the beginning of it.
+
+	Lluis recently posted an update on the <a
+	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/mono-devel-list/2003-July/001550.html">state
+	of WSDL</a> in Mono.  Now that the web services runtime is
+	ready, the WSDL compiler becomes more important as a
+	development tool.
+
+	Atsushi continues his work on the DTD validating reader in
+	System.Xml, as well as improving our XML Schema support.
+
+ <at> item Jul 14th, 2003: New build system;  IPV6 support.
+
+	Peter Williams has contributed a new build system that
+	addresses many of the annoyance we had with our previous build
+	system.  He has worked on this for a few weeks, and Gonzalo
+	helped test it and get it into CVS.  We no longer have the
+	historical dual build system: make for Unix and nant for
+	Windows.
+
+	This system also offers the opportunity to compile our class
+	libraries with different profiles (.NET 1.0, .NET 1.1 and the
+	various ECMA subsets).
+
+	Peter explains the new build system <a
+	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/mono-devel-list/2003-July/001506.html">here</a>
+
+	Jerome's IPV6 code has been checked into CVS; With Peter's new
+	build system, we will be able to expose it (as part of the
+	NET_1_1 build).
+
+
  <at> item Jul 9th, 2003: ASP.NET web services, coverage tools.
 
 	Web Services keep advancing: now we also support server-side
 <at>  <at>  -173,2313 +595,3  <at>  <at> 
 	Mono possible.  If you have CVS access, please update the page
 	to include your information.
 
- <at> item Apr 5th, 2003: New compilation engine.
-
-	The new Mono compilation engine has been placed on CVS, the
-	details are <a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/mono-list/2003-April/013269.html">here</a>
-
-	Zoltan has commited his <a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/mono-devel-list/2003-April/000274.html">typed
-	allocation</a> patches to CVS as well.
-
- <at> item Apr 3rd, 2003: NUnit 2.0 GTK# GUI;  GtkMozEmbed; SWT#
-
-	Gonzalo has checked in his <a href="http://gtk-sharp.sf.net">Gtk#</a>-based
-	<a href="http://nunit.org">NUnit</a> tool.  Screenshots are <a
-	href="http://primates.ximian.com/~gonzalo/mono/shots/running.png">here</a>
-	and <a
-	href="http://primates.ximian.com/~gonzalo/mono/shots/finished.png">here</a>
-
-	Mark has checked his bindings for Gtk-based Mozilla into CVS,
-	module name: `GtkMozEmbed'.  Read the <a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/mono-list/2003-April/013247.html">details</a>
-
-	The SWT port to C# using Gtk is <a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/sd-mono-port/2003-March/000114.html">progressing</a>.  Screenshots are
-	<a href="http://www.roboto.ch/swt">here</a>. 
-
- <at> item Mar 28th: Mono community site.
-
-	<a href="http://www.gotmono.com">www.gotmono.com</a> has
-	openend its door: Got Mono is a Mono Community site.
-
- <at> item Mar 25th: Second Mono Survey
-
-	<table width="100%" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="1" border="0" bgcolor="blue">
-	   <tr>
-	     <td valign="top">
-	       <div style="background: #c0d0ff; margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px; padding: 1px;">
-		 What do you think about Mono?
-
-		 Is your company involved with the development and
-		 deployment of web applications?  Is Linux becoming an
-		 important part of your company's business application
-		 strategy? Are you considering Mono for your next
-		 project? Would you like to shape the future of Mono
-		 and the use of Linux in business critical
-		 applications?
-
-		 If you answered yes to any of these questions, we
-		 would like to talk with you. If interested, please
-		 email us at <a
-		 href="mailto:mbadgett <at> ximian.com">mbadgett <at> ximian.com</a>.
-	       </div>
-	     </td>
-	   </tr>
-	</table>
-
- <at> item Mar 20th: Windows.Forms and Wine.
-
-	Alexandre has provided a modified version of the GC system
-	that will work with and Mono.  See the mono-winforms-list.  It
-	is now possible to run our Win32-based implementation of
-	Windows.Forms with Mono on Linux.
-
- <at> item Mar 7th: Mono 0.23
-
-	A new freshly baked release of Mono is available.  Release
-	notes are <a href="archive/mono-0.23">here</a>.   This is mostly a
-	bug fix release.  No new features.
-
- <at> item Mar 5th, 2003: Mono 0.22;  MonoDoc 0.2; Debugger 0.2.1: Release-o-Rama.
-
-	Mono 0.22 has been released.  See the <a
-	href="archive/mono-0.22">release notes</a>.  This is a bug fix
-	release.
-
-	A new preview of MonoDoc 0.2, the Mono Documentation browser
-	has been <a href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/gtk-sharp-list/2003-March/001266.html">released</a>.
-
-	Martin also announced a <a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/mono-list/2003-March/012756.html">new
-	release</a> of the Mono Debugger (both GUI and command line). 
-
- <at> item Mar 3rd, 2003: The Mono Hackers Hall Of Fame welcomes Zoltan Varga
-
-	The <a href="hackers.html">Mono Hackers Hall Of Fame</a>
-	continues to show our appreciation to the excellent
-	contributors that make <b>mono::</b> a successful free
-	software project.
-
-	Zoltan has contributed significantly to Mono, with bug reports and bug 
-	fixes as well as pushing the envelope of the things that can be done in
-	and with the mono runtime: the gcc-based ngen compiler, code coverage
-	and more recently his work with Reflection.Emit that got mono to the 
-	point of running the <a href="http://www.ikvm.net">IKVM</a> Java virtual 
-	machine.
-
- <at> item Mar 2nd, 2003: New Mono mailing list.
-
-	A new mailing list for <a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/mailman/listinfo/mono-devel-list">Mono
-	Development</a> has been created.
-
- <at> item Feb 27th, 2003: Mono 0.21 released
-
-	Mono 0.21 has been released.  This is only a bug fix release.
-	The <a href="archive/mono-0.21">release notes</a> are available.
-
-	Windows binary is available <a href="archive/mono-0.21-win32-1.exe">here</a>
-
- <at> item Feb 25th, 2003: Mono 0.20 for Windows released;   New Apache module released.
-
-	Packages of Mono for Windows have been <a
-	href="archive/mono-0.20-stable-win32-2.exe">released</a>.
-	Thanks to Daniel, Johannes and Paolo for setting this up.
-
-	Daniel has released a new version of his Mono Apache module that
-	handles ASP.NET.  The code is available at <a
-	href="http://apacheworld.org/modmono/">here</a>
-
-	Nick has posted an update on the progress on our <a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/mono-list/2003-February/012467.html">regression
-	tests</a>.  We are looking for more tests, and more volunteers to write them.
-
-	Also, remember to contribute to the Gtk# documentation effort,
-	momentum is picking up!  See the entry for Feb 18th for more details.
-
- <at> item Feb, 23rd, 2003: Mono 0.20 released; Gtk# 0.8 released.
-
-	Mono 0.20 has been released.  Check out the <a
-	href="archive/mono-0.20">release notes</a> for an overview of
-	the changes.  You can get it <a href="download.html">here</a>.
-	There are no major features in this release, mostly bug fixes
-	and performance improvements.  
-
-	Gtk# 0.8 has been <a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/gtk-sharp-list/2003-February/001114.html">released</a>
-
-	<b>Important</b>: The contributed binaries for Windows
-	binaries of Mono 0.20 contain a virus.  Please read <a
-	href="virus.html">this</a> if you installed the binary.
-
- <at> item Feb 18th, 2003: Volunteers to document Gtk#
-
-	With the availability of a documentation browser, we are
-	looking for volunteers to help us complete the documentation
-	of the Gtk# binding for Mono.
-
-	Experience with Gtk is useful, but not mandatory.  We have
-	checked in stubs, and we have instructions, and resources to
-	how to complete this process <a
-	href="documentation.html">here</a>.  Mail the <a
-	href="mailto:mono-docs-list <at> ximian.com">mono-docs-list <at> ximian.com</a>
-	for further discussion.
-
- <at> item Feb 14th, 2003: OpenGL# bindings for Mono;  Mono Basic updates.
-
-	Mark Crichton has completed his OpenGL/GLUT bindings for
-	Gnome.  A screenshot can be seen <a
-	href="sshots/oglcs.png">here</a>.  The bindings are available
-	on the Mono CVS repository on the module `glgen'.  This is a
-	straight binding to the C API. 
-
-	Marco has <a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/mono-list/2003-February/011752.html">posted
-	an update</a> on the current state of the free VB.NET compiler
-	for Mono.
-
-	We are looking for contributors and maintainers to the
-	JavaScript compiler as well (Janet)
-
- <at> item Feb 12th, 2003: New assemblies, Gtk# stub documentation, Authenticode, Polish site
-
-	Mono now distributes a few new assemblies: Mono.Security.Win32
-	as a layer to use the crypto functionality on Win32.  The
-	Mono.Posix assembly which contains functionality for taking
-	advantage of Unix facilities.
-
-	A <a href="http://www.go-mono.pl/">Mono site in Poland</a>.
-
-	Stubs for the Gtk# documentation have been checked into CVS.
-	If you want to contribute please read <a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/mono-list/2003-February/012108.html">this
-	message</a>
-
-	Mono development is moving quickly: Tim and Daniel have been
-	improving the Oracle database provider and Sebastien Pouliot
-	has got code signing to work using Authenticode with pure open
-	source and managed code. Plenty of new VB.NET work from Marco
-	(compiler) and Daniel (runtime).  Also Jackson has resumed
-	work on the IL assembler and the fully managed library to
-	generate CIL images (Sergey wrote the first Mono.PEToolkit).
-
- <at> item Feb 11th, 2003: Mono Weekly News, New assemblies.
-
-	<a href="http://monoevo.sourceforge.net/mwn/index.html">Mono
-	Weekly News</a>: Includes a new interview, software
-	announcements and the PHP/Mono integration.
-
- <at> item Feb 5th, 2003: MonoDoc 0.1
-
-	A <a
-	href="http://www.go-mono.com/archive/monodoc-0.1.tar.gz">preliminary
-	release</a> of the Mono Documentation Browser is now availble.
-	Release <a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/mono-list/2003-February/011935.html">notes</a>
-
- <at> item Jan, 22th, 2003: Mono wins award, OpenLink releases Virtuoso.
-
-	Mono won the `Best Open Source Project' award at the Linux
-	World Expo.  A description is <a
-	href="http://linuxtoday.com/news_story.php3?ltsn=2003-01-23-024-26-OP-EV">here</a>
-
-	Open Link has a <a
-	href="http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/030123/neth013_1.html">press
-	release</a> about Virtuoso 3.0: the first commercial product
-	shipping that uses Mono.
-
- <at> item Jan, 20th, 2003: Mono 0.19 released;  Screenshots page; Gtk# 0.7
-
-	Mono 0.19 has been released.  Check out the <a
-	href="archive/mono-0.19">release notes</a> for an overview of
-	the changes.  You can get it <a href="download.html">here</a>.
-	There are no major features in this release, mostly bug fixes
-	and performance improvements.
-
-	We have now a new section <a href="screenshots.html">with
-	screenshots</a> of various Mono applications.  You can see
-	there the new released Debugger, as well as the work in
-	progress on the documentation browser.
-
-        <a href="http://gtk-sharp.sf.net">Gtk# 0.7</a> has been <a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/mono-list/2003-January/005222.html">released</a>
-
- <at> item Jan, 19th, 2003: Mono Debugger released.
-
-	After six month of extensive development, Martin Baulig has
-	released the first version of the Mono debugger.  The Mono
-	debugger is written in C# and can debug both managed and
-	unmanaged applications, support for multiple-threaded
-	applications and should be relatively easy to port to new
-	platforms.  
-
-	Details of the release are available in <a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/mono-list/2003-January/005192.html">post</a>. 
-
-	The debugger contains both Gtk# and command line interfaces.
-	The debugging file format used in Dwarf (its already supported
-	by our class libraries and the Mono C# compiler; To debug C
-	applications, you need a recent GCC, or to pass the -gdwarf-2
-	flag to gcc).
-	
- <at> item Jan, 17th, 2003: DB2 provider, MacOS X
-
-	Christopher Bockner has contributed a DB2 System.Data client. 
-
-	MacOS X support on the runtime has been integrated into the
-	distribution, and MCS works with it.
-
-	Zoltan has managed to get <a
-	href="http://radio.weblogs.com/0109845/">IKVM</a> (a Java VM
-	for .NET) to run with Mono.  The HelloWorld.class runs with
-	the Mono runtime.
-
- <at> item Jan, 13th, 2003: Mono 0.18 released
-
-	Mono 0.18 has been released.  Check out the <a
-	href="archive/mono-0.18">release notes</a> for an overview of
-	the changes.  You can get it <a href="download.html">here</a>.
-
- <at> item Jan 10th, 2003: Mono Weekly News.
-
-	A new issue of the <a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/mono-list/2003-January/004903.html">Mono
-	Weekly News</a> has been published.
-
-	Check out the <a href="crypto.html">Crypto status</a> page
-	that Sebastien has put together.
-
- <at> item Jan 3rd, 2003: Glade#, Code Coverage, Apache, MBas, Debugger.
-
-	Rachel has made Glade# use attributes so binding C# widgets to
-	the designed widgets is now easier than ever.  Alp has
-	improved this to use implicit names as well.
-
-	Martin's Mono debugger now has support for multi-thread
-	debugging.  Special feature: breakpoints can be defined in a
-	per-thread basis now.
-
-	Daniel Lpez has checked in his Apache module to integrate
-	Mono and Mono's ASP.NET support as an Apache module.  Gonzalo
-	has folded his new Mono hosting classes into this module (they
-	are now shared between XSP and mod_mono).  You can get the
-	mod_apache from CVS (module name: mod_mono). 
-
-	Mono Basic improvements: Marco has added support for more
-	statements on the grammar.
-
-	Zoltan has <a href="http://www.nexus.hu/vargaz2/">posted</a>
-	his Code Coverage analysis tool for Mono.
-
- <at> item Dec 17th, 2002: Mono: Commercial uses.
-
-	<a href="http://www.tipic.com">Tipic</a> today <a
-	href="http://www.ximian.com/about_us/press_center/press_releases/index.html?pr=tipic_mono">announced</a>
-	their work on porting their Instant Messaging Server platform
-	to run on Mono.
-
-	<a href="http://www.winfessor.com">Winfessor</a> also <a
-	href="http://www.winfessor.com/press.asp">announced</a> the
-	availability of their Jabber SDK to run on Mono.
-
-	Also two weeks ago we mentioned <a
-	href="http://www.openlinksw.com">OpenLink Software's</a> <a
-	href="http://www.ximian.com/about_us/press_center/press_releases/index.html?pr=openlink_mono">announcement</a>
-	of their product, also using Mono.
-
- <at> item Dec 10th, 2002: Gtk# 0.6 released;  Mono 0.17 packages for Windows and Debian.
-
-	Mike Kestner <a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/mono-list/2002-December/003961.html">announced
-	Gtk# 0.6</a>.  This new release includes many new features and
-	bug fixes, and is the perfect companion to the <a
-	href="archive/mono-0.17">Mono 0.17</a> release.
-
-	Johannes has contributed a Windows-ready package of Mono 0.17,
-	and its available from our <a
-	href="download.html">download</a> page.
-
-	Alp Toker has <a href="http://www.atoker.com/mono/">Debian packages</a>
-
- <at> item Dec 9th, 2002: Mono 0.17 has been released
-
-	Mono 0.17 has been released.  Check out the <a
-	href="archive/mono-0.17">release notes</a> for a more detailed
-	list.   You can get it <a href="download.html">here</a>.
-
-	Many new features as well as plenty of bug fixes.  Many new
-	System.Data providers and a more mature System.Web (ASP.NET)
-	which can now be hosted in any web server.  A simple <a
-	href="archive/xsp-0.2.tar.gz">test web server</a> to host
-	asp.net has been released as well.
-
-	This version also integrates Neale's s390 port.
-
-	This release also includes a new exception handling system
-	that uses the gcc exception information that vastly improves
-	our internalcall speed (15% faster mcs compilation times).   
-
- <at> item Dec 8th, 2002: VB.NET, Oracle Provider.
-
-	Marco has got the Mono Basic compiler up to speed (support for
-	classes, modules, expressions, object creation, method
-	invocation, local variables, and some statements).  The
-	compiler is based on the work from Rafael Teixeira on MCS.
-
-	Screenshots: <a
-	href="http://modgb.sourceforge.net/monobasic_snap.png">in
-	Windows doing Windows.Forms</a> and in Linux doing <a
-	href="images/gtk-vb.png">VB with Gtk#</a> (courtesy of Alp).
-
-	Daniel Morgan has checked in his Oracle provider to the CVS
-	repository as well.
-
- <at> item Nov 27th, 2002: Press release, tutorials, Windows Forms, ADO.NET, Magazine.
-
-	<a
-	href="http://www.business2.com/articles/mag/0,1640,45454,FF.html">The
-	Penguin Takes Flight</a>: an article written by Erick
-	Schonfeld appears on the December issue of <a
-	href="http://www.business2.com/">Business 2.0</a> magazine.
-
-	<a href="http://www.openlinksw.com">OpenLink</a> and <a
-	href="http://www.ximian.com">Ximian</a> made <a
-	href="http://www.ximian.com/about_us/press_center/press_releases/index.html?pr=openlink_mono">joint
-	announcement</a> on the plans of OpenLink to ship their <a
-	href="http://www.openlinksw.com/virtuoso/index.htm">Virtuoso</a>
-	server on Unix using Mono.
-
-	Martin Willemoes's <a href="gnometutorial">GNOME.NET
-	tutorial</a> is now available from the main Mono site.  This
-	tutorial is a collaborative effort to teach developers how to
-	use Mono to create Mono applications using <a href="http://gtk-sharp.sf.net">Gtk#</a>
-
-	Dennis Hayes has posted and <a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/mono-list/2002-December/003800.html">update</a>
-	on the work to get Windows.Forms working on Mono.  There is a
-	new test application that people can use to test their
-	controls.  If you are interested in working on Windows.Forms,
-	you can participate in the <a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/mailman/listinfo/mono-winforms-list">mono-winforms
-	mailing list</a>
-
-	Brian Ritchie has been working on an ADO.NET <a
-	href="http://brianritchie.webhop.net/ideas/adocodegen.aspx">data
-	layer</a> and an <a
-	href="http://brianritchie.webhop.net/ideas/appserver.aspx">application
-	server</a> for Mono.
-
-	Dan Morgan has checked in his Oracle provider, and Tim Coleman
-	continues to work on the TDS implementation of the data classes. 
-
-	The rest of the team has been working on bug fixing in the
-	runtime, the compiler, and the class libraries.  Also,
-	compilation speed has increased recently by performing a
-	number of simple optimizations in the compiler.
-
- <at> item Nov 19th, 2002: Crypto update; Books; Gtk# Datagrid; .NET ONE Slides
-
-	Sebastien has got DSA and RSA signatures <a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/mono-list/2002-November/003497.html">working</a>
-	as well as RSA <a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/mono-list/2002-November/003502.html">encryption</a>.
-	We now distribute Chew Keong TAN's BigInteger classes.
-
-	Brian has contributed a System.Data multiplexor in Mono, it
-	can be found in the Mono.Data assembly.  The details of this
-	new technology are <a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/mono-list/2002-November/003400.html">here</a>.
-	It works in Mono and the .NET Framework.
-
-	Larry O'Brien has announced the candidate book for <a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/mono-list/2002-November/003500.html">
-	Thinking in C#</a>.  The book is Mono-friendly.
-
-	Another book that covers mono (available in German only) is <a
-	href="http://www.databecker.de/frames.php?PHPSESSD=4948515556575049525459495248485949485348&PHPSESSID=6cc68dbcfbcbacd7b82a984b0700d5d6&t=2">
-	here</a>.
-
-	Dan Morgan has implemented a DataGrid widget for Gtk#, you can
-	see Windows screenshots for it <a
-	href="images/GtkSharpDataGridScreenshot.png">here</a> and <a
-	href="images/SqlSharpGtkScreenshot4.png">here</a>.
-
-	Slides from the Mono developers for the .NET ONE conference are available now:
-	<ul>
-		<li><a
-		href="http://primates.ximian.com/~miguel/slides-europe-nov-2002/DotNetOneKeynote.sxi">
-		Mono Keynote presentation</a>
-
-		<li><a href="http://primates.ximian.com/~lupus/slides/embed/">Hosting the Mono Runtime</a><br>
-		The simple embedding of Mono in Perl is available <a
-		href="http://primates.ximian.com/~lupus/slides/embed/Mono-0.01.tar.gz">here</a>
-
-		<li><a href="http://primates.ximian.com/~lupus/slides/jit/">The Mono JIT compiler</a>
-
-		<li><a href="http://primates.ximian.com/~miguel/slides-europe-nov-2002/Mono_C_Sharp_Overview_1007.sxi">
-		Mono C# Compiler Overview</a>
-	</ul>
-
-	A couple of other presentations from Miguel's trip to Europe
-	are available <a
-	href="http://primates.ximian.com/~miguel/slides-europe-nov-2002/">here</a>
-	in Open Office file format.
-
- <at> item Nov 8th, 2002: Mono s390, Database work, new JIT updates.
-
-	Neale Ferguson has contributed <a href="download.html">RPM
-	packages</a> of Mono for the Linux/s390.
-
-	Tim Coleman posted an <a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/mono-list/2002-November/003329.html">update</a>
-	on the improvements in the System.Data
-
-	The new JIT engine can run 72 out of our 154 tests for the
-	virtual machine, and it also got exception support this week.
-
- <at> item Nov 1st, 2002: TDS, Crypto, Gtk#, Winforms, bug fixes.
-
-	Tim's SqlClient is <a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/mono-list/2002-November/003161.html">now
-	capable</a> of communicating with the Microsoft SQL server
-	using the TDS protocol.  A screenshot showing a sample client
-	running with <a href="http://gtk-sharp.sf.net">Gtk#</a> on
-	Windows is shown <a
-	href="images/SqlSharpGtkSceenshot3.png">here</a>
-
-	Sebastien has made all symetric ciphers functional on all
-	supported modes; All the classes in Security.Cryptography are
-	present and the X590 certificates are now in too.  Jackson has
-	been working on the Security classes.
-
-	Many bug fixes all over the place: class libraries (Dick,
-	Piers, Ville, Zoltan, Gonzalo, Dan, Atsushi, Nick, Phillip),
-	compiler, runtime engine.  A big thank goes for everyone who
-	has been providing bug reports for us to track down.
-
-	Gaurav has been working on multiple WebControls.  Gonzalo migrated
-	the ASP.NET engine to use POST for interaction.
-
-	In the Gtk# land saw the integration of gda, gnome-db and GStreamer
-	bindings.
-
-	Windows.Forms classes now build on Linux and Windows, check
-	out the status pages for areas of collaboration.
-
- <at> item Oct 24th, 2002: S390 support, XSP/ASP.NET, Win32 contributors, TDS.
-
-	Today Neal Ferguson's support for the IBM S390 was checked
-	into CVS.
-
-	The XSP processor has been fully integrated into the
-	System.Web assembly, and Gonzalo has finished the hosting
-	interfaces in Mono.  This means that it is possible to embed
-	ASP.NET with the same APIs used in Windows, and is possible to
-	easily embed it with Apache for example.  The XSP module has
-	now become a shell for testing the System.Web classes.
-
-	We are looking for contributors that know Win32 to contribute
-	to the Windows.Forms implementation.  If you want to help
-	write some controls using the Win32 API, get in touch with our new <a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/mailman/listinfo/mono-winforms-list">mono-winforms-list <at> ximian.com
-	list</a> mailing list. 
-
-	Tim's TDS System.Data set of classes can now talk to SQL
-	servers using the TDS protocol (version 4.2) with
-	connection pooling.  Currently it can connect, run
-	transactions, update/insert/delete, and read some types.  A
-	data adapter is also coming soon.
-	
- <at> item Oct 21th, 2002: Crypto, Winforms list, Database, GConf, Debugger.
-
-	Sebastien Poliot has made a lot of progress, he reports that
-	DES and TripleDES have been fixed;  Rijndael and CFB modes
-	still have problems in some configurations and some areas that
-	are not supported by the .NET framework.
-
-	Last week we created a new <a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/mailman/listinfo/mono-winforms-list">mailing
-	list</a> to discuss the Mono Winforms implementation.
-
-	Tim has started a full C# implementation of the TDS protocol
-	and the providers, and Brian continues his work on his ODBC
-	binding.  
-
-	Rachel Hestilow has also checked in a binding for GConf.  This
-	binding <a
-	href="http://toxic.magnesium.net/~hestilow/gconfsharp/intro.html">is
-	unique</a> in that it uses some features in the CLI to support
-	complex data types, and allows the user to keep only one
-	representation of the types instead of two (the master types
-	is defined in CLI-land).  Also Property Editors (<a
-	href="http://primates.ximian.com/~miguel/shots/gconf-shot.png">shot</a>)
-	simplify the creation of user interfaces that bind their
-	configuration to backend keys, following the <a
-	href="http://developer.gnome.org/projects/gup/hig/1.0/">GNOME
-	Human Interface Guidelines.</a>
-
-	Martin is now on vacation, but before leaving he produced a
-	number of documents detailing the state of the debugger.  The
-	major missing feature is full support for debugging unmanaged
-	applications (it requires dwarf-2 handlers for types).  We
-	will do some polishing of the user interface (<a
-	href="http://primates.ximian.com/~miguel/shots/debugger-4.png">new
-	shot</a>) to expose the existing and rich functionality to the
-	users and try to release a preview of the debugger at the same
-	time as Mono 0.17.
-
- <at> item Oct 14th, 2002: Crypto, Database work, Debugger, Documentation.
-
-	Brian, Daniel and Rodrigo have been busy working on the ODBC
-	provider for Mono.  Daniel posted some <a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/mono-list/2002-October/002755.html">updates</a>.
-	Brian posted <a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/mono-list/2002-October/002758.html">details
-	about the ODBC.NET</a> provider.
-
-	Also Sebastien Pouliot has been improving the various
-	cryptographic classes in Mono, something that we had not done
-	in quite some time.  We are looking for a way to handle
-	big-nums.  We need either a managed or unmanaged set of
-	classes for handling large numbers, and some volunteers to
-	expose this functionality to C# (Either as an internal
-	assembly, or as a set of P/Invoke, Internal call wrappers).
-
-	Martin has got our debugger to support adding breakpoints at
-	file/line combos.  This was more complex than generic
-	breakpoints in routines, because these breakpoints are set on
-	routines that probably have not been JITed just yet.  Martin's
-	focus now is on stabilizing our debugger and aim for a public
-	release of it.
-
-	We have also imported the ECMA documentation into a separate
-	module, and with the help from Scott Bronson we will have the
-	necessary XSLT tools to finish our native documentation
-	browser for Mono.  This together with the work from Adam will
-	be the foundation for the <a href="classlib-doc.html">Mono
-	Documentation Tools</a>. 
-
- <at> item Oct 9th, 2002: Various Mono updates.
-
-	Brian Ritchie, Daniel Morgan, Rodrigo Moya and Ville Palo have
-	been working on various database providers.  The MySQL has
-	seen a lot of work, and a new ODBC provider is now on CVS and
-	more extensive regression tests have been checked in.
-
-	Dick Porter is our background hero and keeps fixing the
-	low-level bugs in the portability layer.  Now the Mono handle
-	daemon should be a lot more robust and will no longer leave IPC
-	regions.  Gonzalo Paniagua has initiated the migration of XSP
-	into the System.Web class libraries now that we have a
-	complete HttpRuntime implementation.  This means that you are
-	able to embed the ASP.NET processor into any web server you
-	want.  This also includes support for the system-wide
-	configuration file `machine.config'.
-
-	Martin Baulig has been busy with the Mono Debugger, you can see how
-	it looks <a
-	href="http://primates.ximian.com/~miguel/debugger-1.png">here</a>
-	and <a
-	href="http://primates.ximian.com/~miguel/debugger-2.png">here</a>.
-	Now local variables and breakpoints are supported, and we are
-	working on the UI elements to simplify their use (as seen on
-	the screenshot).  
-
-	<a href="http://gtk-sharp.sf.net">Gtk#</a> has seen a lot of
-	activity specially as we start to build larger applications.
-	Vladimir Vukicevic, Kristian Rietveld, Rachel Hestilow, Mike
-	Kestner and Miguel de Icaza have been busy improving it.
-	mPhoto which is a Photo management application for Mono and
-	Gtk# is seen <a
-	href="http://primates.ximian.com/~miguel/shots/mphoto-2.jpg">here</a>.
-
-	Chris Toshok the man behind LDAP in Evolution continues to
-	work on the Mono.LDAP# implementation.
-
-	Dietmar Maurer and Paolo Molaro are still busy working on our
-	new optimized JIT/ATC engine and are making great progress.
-	The code base has been designed to ease the implementation of
-	more advanced compiler optimizations, and optimizations can be
-	chosen individually so they can be tuned for a particular
-	processor, or use profile-based information to improve the
-	performance.
-
- <at> item Oct 1st, 2002: Mono 0.16 released;  Debugger updates.
-
-	Mono 0.16 has been released.  Source and RPMs are <a
-	href="download.html">available</a>.  The release notes are <a
-	href="archive/mono-0.16">here</a>.  
-
-	Martin's debugger can debug both managed and unmanaged code.
-	Recently Martin added support for locals, parameters, and
-	breakpoints on top of the existing infrastructure (his
-	debugger supported instruction-level and source-code level
-	single-stepping).
-
- <at> item Sep 19th, 2002: Mono Survey.
-
-	Help us plan for the future of Mono by filing out the <a
-	href="http://primates.ximian.com/~miguel/monosurvey">First Mono
-	Survey</a>
-
- <at> item Sep 17th, 2002: Mono Hackers Hall of Fame: Sergey Chaban 
-
-	The <a href="hackers.html">Mono Hackers Hall Of Fame</a>
-	continues to show our appreciation to the excellent
-	contributors that made <b>mono::</b> a successful free
-	software project.
-
-	This time the Hall of Fame welcomes Sergey Chaban.  Sergey has
-	been a long time contributor to the project, from the early
-	work on the class libraries that were critical to Mono's
-	origin: every time you use a Hashtable in Mono, it runs
-	Sergey's code, to the low-level optimizations on the JIT
-	engine and to his work on ILASM and the PEToolkit. 
-
-	
- <at> item Sep 16th, 2002: Documentation Tools, ILASM, Debugger, Mono LDAP, Winforms
-
-	Adam Treat has started moving the documentation universe again.  We
-	have a new strategy to document our APIs (given that we have
-	chosen <a href="classlib-doc.html">not to document the code
-	inline</a>).  This includes the use of a master reference file
-	that will hold the entry points to document.  All master files
-	for our assemblies have been checked into CVS now.
-
-	Sergey Chaban's Mono.PEToolkit and ILASM tools have been
-	checked into CVS.  Although ILASM is old and will soon be
-	updated, we wanted to get the build issues sorted out.
-
-	Martin Baulig's Mono Debugger is still on its early stages,
-	but you can run and run step by step your C# code and C code
-	(including the Mono runtime).  Dwarf-2 is required to compile
-	your code.  The regular step, step-into, and assembly-level
-	step and step-into are supported.  And comes with a Gtk#
-	UI. The debugger is written mostly in C# with some C glue
-	code.  Most of the work is on the engine, we will be working
-	on making a good UI in the future.
-
-	Chris Toshok of the Hungry Programmer's fame has checked in
-	Mono.Directory.LDAP, a C# wrapper for the LDAP libraries.
-	This is the substrate for implementing the
-	System.DirectoryServices assembly.
-
-	Andrew has also continued with some of the cryptographic
-	classes implementation.
-
-	After much public debate, we have chosen a new <a
-	href="winforms.html">strategy to implement winforms</a>.
-	Implementing a Gtk, Qt or Aqua based version of Winforms was
-	going to be almost as complex as implementing Wine itself.  So
-	the new strategy is to only roll out a WineLib-based
-	implementation. 
-
- <at> item Sep 4th, 2002: .NET One 2002 Program available
-
-	The <a
-	href="http://www.sigs-datacom.de/sd/kongresse/dotnet_2002/index.htm">.NET
-	ONE 2002</a> conference in Frankfurt is now available.  Paolo
-	will be talking about the Mono JIT and embedding the Mono
-	runtime in your Windows and Linux applications.  Mike Kestner
-	will talk about <a href="http://gtk-sharp.sf.net">Gtk#</a> and
-	the automatic binding generator used by Gtk# and Miguel will
-	be talking about the Mono project on Monday's keynote and on
-	the Mono C# compiler on Tuesday.
-
- <at> item Sep 3rd, 2002: Apache integration
-
-	<a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/mono-list/2002-September/001862.html">Sterling</a>
-	announced an Apache module that hosts
-	Mono, and allows CIL code to run from within Apache, giving the
-	module access to the Apache runtime.  This uses the Mono embedding
-	API.
-
- <at> item Aug 24th, 2002: Gtk# 0.4 released
-
-	Shortly after <a href="download.html">Mono 0.15</a> was
-	released a fresh version of <a
-	href="http://gtk-sharp.sf.net">Gtk#</a> was <a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/mono-list/2002-August/001702.html">announced</a>.
-
- <at> item Aug 23rd, 2002: Mono 0.15 released
-
-	Mono 0.15 has been released.  Source and RPMs are <a
-	href="download.html">available</a>.  The release notes are <a
-	href="archive/mono-0.15">here</a>
-
- <at> item Aug 21th, 2002: Portable.NET encodings integrated into Mono.
-
-	Rhys Weatherley has contributed the Portable.NET encoders to
-	the Mono class libraries.  This is a great step towards
-	cooperation between these projects.  Thanks to Paolo for doing the
-	merger on our side.
-
-	His encoders are more complete than the iconv-based approach
-	that mono used, which was unreliable under certain
-	circumstances.  
-
- <at> item Aug 20th, 2002: Remoting work, Resources, SPARC checkins, ADO.NET
-
-	<b>San Francisco</b>: August 14th.  Linux World Expo.
-
-	Mark Crichton has checked in his patches to get the SPARC port
-	on par with the PPC port.
-
-	Dick has checked-in the resource reader and resource writers
-	to the class libraries, and Dietmar checked in the C# support
-	code for the remoting infrastructure.  
-
-	More work on System.Data: the LibGDA (our OleDB backend) based
-	providers are quickly maturing, and recently they executed
-	their first query.
-
- <at> item Aug 13th, 2002: MCS news, Gtk# progress, Windows.Forms, ADO.NET
-
-	Martin Baulig has been fixing all the known bugs in the C#
-	compiler and now has moved into improving the compilation
-	speed and the generated code quality of MCS.  Today we got a
-	50% speedup in the bootstrap of MCS going from 24 seconds to 12 seconds. 
-
-	Gtk# has been making a lot of progress, some interesting
-	corner cases are now supported:, you can now create canvas items as
-	well as using the tree widget.  Here is a shot of <a
-	href="images/mocil.png">MonoCIL</a>.
-
-	On the runtime front, focus has been on improving remoting
-	support, exception handling, as well as completing the support
-	for structure marshaling.  
-
-	Patrik is also back in action: the HttpRuntime infrastructure
-	is rapidly improving, and Gonzalo is working into moving XSP
-	into our main class library and providing the missing pieces
-	to integrate with Patrik's code.
-
-	Dennis and his team are working on a WineLib-based
-	implementation of Windows Forms to guarantee that the corner
-	cases of Windows.Forms can be handled, and we are back on track again.
-
-	A lot more work on the ADO.NET and WebServices has also been
-	checked into CVS.
-
- <at> item Aug 1st, 2002: Mono Hackers Hall of Fame
-
-	The <a href="hackers.html">Mono Hackers Hall Of Fame</a> has been started
-	to show our appreciation to the excellent contributors that made <b>mono::</b>
-	a successful free software project.
-
-	The first, deserved, entry goes to
-	Nick Drochak, who joined us in the first days of Mono and built the testing 
-	infrastructure for the C# assemblies, fixed tons of bugs and even adventured 
-	himself in the lands of the C runtime. His work is invaluable for keeping
-	Mono on the right track through the daily changes in the codebase.
-
- <at> item Looking for volunteers
-
-	We are looking for volunteers to help complete various pieces
-	of Mono and help move the project forward, we need
-	contributions to:
-
-	<ul>
-		* More tests to the existing class libraries.
-	
-		* Finish existing class libraries, check our <a
-		href="class-status.html">class status</a> pages to see
-		all the missing things.  There are open tasks all over
-		the place: XML, Database access, enterprise services,
-		configuration, ASP.NET, Drawing APIs, and more.
-
-		* Since we have now ASP.NET running, we would like to 
-		create an ASP.NET application to maintain our class
-		library documentation.
-
-		We have some special needs (read them <a
-	 	href="classlib-doc.html">here</a>).     There is a
-		prototype written using Windows.Forms, but we believe
-		it will be faster to have this done using ASP.NET (and
-		it is also a nice way of stress testing it).
-
-		* Support for the VB runtime: we need contributions
-		to make our VB runtime mature enough to host
-		applications compiled with the VB.NET to run with
-		Mono.
-
-		* We need people to help write the documentation: you
-		can start editing our XML files by hand, and once we
-		have the ASP.NET tool, upgrade to that. 
-	</ul> 
-
- <at> item July 31st, 2002: Flow Analysis
-
-	Martin has checked into CVS the data flow analysis patch for
-	MCS, this means that we now correctly implement definite
-	assignment in the C# language.
-
- <at> item Jul 31st, 2002: Most ASP.NET controls render, Gtk# structs.
-
-	Gonzalo <a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/mono-list/2002-August/001234.html">posted
-	an update</a> on the ASP.NET widgets that are still pending.  Patrik is back, and he is 
-	working with Gonzalo to streamline the pipeline
-
-	Rachel quietly committed to Gtk-Sharp support for marshaling
-	structures (very important for Gtk#).  This uses extensively
-	the new marshaling code that Dietmar added to the runtime.
-
-	Dietmar is also now sharing more code for P/Invoke using his
-	intermediate representation.  Another step to share more code, and 
-	simplify the porting and maintenance process. 
-
- <at> item Jul 27th, 2002: NGEN tool for Mono.
-
-	Zoltan <a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/mono-list/2002-July/001117.html">announced</a>
-	the availability of his CIL to C compiler.  This allows your Mono assemblies to be pre-compiled
-	and optimized by GCC in your platform, increasing the speed significantly of your code. 
-
- <at> item Jul 26th, 2002: Mono 0.13 has been released.
-
-	<b>Mono 0.13 has been released!</b> (details <a
-	href="archive/mono-0.13">here</a>).  Get
-	your sources for the <a
-	href="archive/mono-0.13.tar.gz">runtime</a> and
-	<a href="archive/mcs-0.13.tar.gz">compiler and class libraries</a>.
-	<p>
-	Alp made Debian packages and they are <a
-	href="http://www.atoker.com/mono/">here</a>.  Cristophe made
-	packages for Red Hat and they are <a
-	href="http://mono.baselabs.org/software">here</a>.
-	And Windows packages have been <a href="http://www.superin.formativ.net/mono/mono.htm">contributed</a>
-
- <at> item Jul 23rd, 2002: Mono Verifier, System.Web.Services, ASP.NET samples.
-
-	Mono now has a verifier.  It is used by the runtime, or you can invoke it manually to 
-	verify an image by using the `pedump' tool.
-
-	Tim Coleman has started work on the System.Web.Services
-	assembly (you can also track the status here on the web page).
-	Contact him if you want to help in this assembly or with the
-	associated web service tools.  
-
-	Various samples for ASP.NET have landed in CVS. 
-
- <at> item Jul 20th, 2002: Spanish Mono Tutorial.
-
-	A Spanish tutorial on using Mono is <a
-	href="http://mono.es.gnome.org/tutoriales/mono-linux/">here</a>.
-	Also the <a
-	href="http://mono.es.gnome.org/tutoriales/mono-puf/">FAQ</a>
-	has been translated as well.
-
- <at> item Jul 19th, 2002: File handle redirection, Embeddable Mono and Mono Linux compilation.
-
-	Dick's code for file handle redirection is complete and has
-	now landed on the CVS repository.
-
-	The Mono runtime can now be embedded into your application
-	(also known as "CLR hosting").  See the sample in
-	mono/samples/embed.  This allows your application to link with
-	the Mono runtime, then your C code can call into the C#/CIL
-	universe and back.
-
-	Peter Williams and Martin contributed some Makefiles to
-	compile all of Mono on Linux.  Details are <a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/mono-list/2002-July/000916.html">here</a>.
-
- <at> item Jul 17th, 2002
-
-	The first documentary on Ximian's development team is now
-	available online, from young director <a
-	href="mailto:erik.pukinskis <at> uconn.edu">Erik Pukinskis</a>: <a
-	href="http://www.ximian.com/devzone/projects/codemonkey.html">"Code
-	Monkey At Work"</a>.
-
-	A Tutorial on getting Mono installed from sources is now <a
-	href="http://www.go-mono.com/mono-beginning/x70.html">online</a>.
-
-	More progress on the ASP.NET front: user defined controls are
-	now being rendered, as well as many of the sample programs
-	from www.asp.net.  Gonzalo's work can be found on module XSP
-	(this implements the .aspx compiler).
-
-	Sergey Chaban has got Gtk# working on Windows, you can see
-	some screenshots: <a href="sshots/Gtksharp-1.jpg">sample apps</a> and
-	<a href="sshots/Gtksharp-2.jpg">running with a Russian charset</a>.
-
- <at> item Jul 16th, 2002
-
-	Paolo today got mono to complete host itself on Linux.  This
-	means that we can now compile the `corlib' using the Mono C#
-	compiler and the Mono runtime.
-
-	Compiling the corlib was rather tricky, because the types that
-	the compiler uses during the compilation process will come
-	from the source code it is compiling.  
-
-	After a few months of work, we have finally fleshed out all
-	the remaining bugs.  Now the next step is to update the makefiles
-	to compile with the Mono tool-chain.
-
-	A recapitulation:
-	<ul>
-		* The Mono C# compiler was able to compile itself on December 28th, 2001.
-		  The resulting image contained errors though.
-
-		* The Mono C# compiler was able to self-compile in on
-		  January 3rd, 2002.  Becoming a self-hosting compiler on Windows.
-
-		* The Mono runtime matured enough by March 12, 2002 that it
-		  was able to bootstrap the Mono C# compiler on Linux using our interpreter.
-		  This means that our development tool was self sufficient.
-
-		* On March 26th, the JIT engine was fixed, so we could use this to
-		  run the compiler on Linux.
-
-		* Martin fixed the remaining bugs in the compiler that stopped it from
-	 	  compiling the `corlib'.  The resulting image still contained errors though.
-
-		* On July 8th, Radek got the PowerPC port to bootstrap
-		  the C# compiler.  This is important, because it exposed
-	  	  various tricky issues in a big-endian system.
-
-		* Today: we can bootstrap the compiler using libraries
-		  and the compiler compiled with itself on Linux.  The process is complete.
-	</ul>
-
-	In the meantime, Dietmar has quietly implemented the remaining
-	pieces of Marshalling in the Mono runtime.   This is very
-	important for the Gtk# guys to move on with their bindings.
-
-	To make things more interesting, he replaced most of the
-	architecture specific code generation for trampolines
-	(delegates, invocations, function and p/invoke trampolines) to
-	use CIL.  This CIL is then compiled on the flight by the JIT
-	Compiler engine.  By doing this, we have reduced the burden to
-	port the JITer to new architectures, and that our trampoline
-	code is cross platform.
-
- <at> item Jul 9th, 2002
-
-	Ajay was the first to notice <a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/mono-list/2002-July/000641.html">
-	Mono's first birthday</a>.
-
-	In a year, we have achieved plenty:
-	<ul>
-		* 94 contributors with CVS access (84 non-Ximian developers).
-		* A complete CLI implementation:
-		<ul>
-			<li> A fast and performing x86 JIT engine (inlining, constant propagation).
-			<li> An interpreter for other systems (PPC, Sparc, StrongArm).
-		</ul>
-		* A self-hosting C# compiler, which can compile its class libraries.
-		* 37,140 file changes in CVS.
-		* 92,000 lines of C code.
-		* 437,000 lines of C# code (compiler, classes, tests)
-		* A working core for ASP.NET and ADO.NET.
-		* Major subsystems are functional: RegularExpressions,
-		  System.XML, XML.Schema, System.Data, System.Web.
-		* The Gtk# project, which is maturing rapidly.
-	</ul>
-
-	Thanks to everyone who has made Mono possible with their
-	feedback, regression tests, their comments, their help on the mailing
-	list, code contributions, complete classes, bug reporting, the
-	countless hours of bug hunting.  This project would not have
-	been possible without every contribution.  
-
-	It has been a great year for everyone involved in the
-	project.  I think we have built a new and exciting community.
-
-	Now we have a solid foundation to build on, so this next year
-	looks even more exciting: not only because we will see more
-	Mono applications, but we will begin using Mono as an
-	`library' to be linked with applications that want to get
-	scripting-like features; Gtk# is our ticket to create nice
-	GNOME applications; And we will be developing CORBA bindings
-	to integrate with other object systems.
-
-	Also, for those interested in optimizations and tuning, this
-	year we will get to play with more advanced optimizations and
-	all kinds of interesting research ideas for improving Mono
-	code generation.
-
-	A special thanks to the Mono developers at Ximian for managing
-	to survive their manager and a special thanks to our
-	regression test marshal Nick Drochak, who has been hunting
-	down, and fixing code in our class libraries and keeping us on
-	track for so long.
-
- <at> item Jul 8th, 2002
-
-	Radek today fixed the last bugs to get Mono to self host on
-	Linux/PowerPC.
-
-	Alp Toker has released version 0.5 of <a
-	href="http://www.atoker.com/phonic/">Phonic</a>, a media
-	player for .NET. Phonic makes extensive use of Mono-developed
-	technologies such as Gtk# and csvorbis (Ogg player ported by
-	Mark). Hopefully we will be seeing many more exciting
-	applications like these in the near future.
-
-	Dietmar has been moving a lot of the architecture specific
-	code in the JIT engine to our internal representation.  This
-	means that porting the JIT is simpler now, as there is less
-	architecture-specific code to maintain.  The inliner, constant
-	folder and constant propagation are also done at the
-	architecture independent layer.
-
-	Gonzalo is now running the sample ASP.NET applications on
-	Linux with the Mono runtime.  It still needs polishing though,
-	and help with the various ASP.NET controls would be
-	appreciated.  The ASP.NET community seems more poor than the
-	PHP community, we need to have a few open source controls to
-	do things dynamic rendering (libart+gdk-pixbuf again can do
-	most of the work), charts and components like the kind of
-	thing you see in the PHP universe: to bring nice GPL code to
-	the masses of Windows developers, lure them into the world of
-	Linux.
-
-	Dick has also got us the new Process implementation that
-	implements the Win32 semantics.  Now only redirection is
-	missing.
-
- <at> item Jul 3rd, 2002
-
-	Listen to Paolo Molaro do a talk on Mono at the WebIT
-	conference in Padova, Italy this coming friday.  Details are
-	<a href="http://www.webbit2001.org/event/eventview/534/">here</a>
-
-	You can also see a trip report from the Gnome in the South trip:
-	<a href="http://primates.ximian.com/~miguel/sur.html">here</a>
-
-	Miguel will be doing a couple of talks at the O'Reilly
-	conference about Mono: status update, progress and developing
-	applications with it.  Details are <a
-	href="http://conferences.oreillynet.com/cs/os2002/view/e_sess/2994">here</a>
-	and <a
-	href="http://conferences.oreillynet.com/cs/os2002/view/e_sess/2996">here</a>
-
- <at> item Jun 30, 2002
-
-	Martin Baulig fixed the remaining bugs that prevented MCS to
-	compile our corlib.  The compilation was tricky because of the way
-	MCS bootstraps the compile (internally mcs uses the types that are
-	being defined at that point to perform compares).
-
-	Martin and Paolo have been working hard on fixing the
-	remaining issues.  Currently 102 test pass and 15 fail with
-	our resulting corlib.
-
-	Jesus' SoapFormatter classes are now in CVS.
-
-	I have been redoing the type lookup system for MCS.  The
-	interesting bit is that I did most of this work on an airplane
-	using MCS itself.  Which is a good test that the compiler is 
-	now a good development tool.
-
-	Duncan, Mike and Rachel have been hard at work with Gtk#, now
-	there are bindings for the GtkHTML widget (the one used by
-	Evolution's composer).  And Rachel also got the beginning of GNOME
-	bindings, that should simplify application development.
-
-	A big thanks goes to Dennis Hayes for getting the
-	Windows.Forms work together, and committing so many stubs for Windows.Forms. 
-
- <at> item Jun 25, 2002
-
-	I am updating the Mono site from the UNESCO offices in
-	Uruguay, the <a href="http://www.gnome.org/resources/calendar/roadshow/GNOMEenelSur.html">South-America trip</a>
-	to promote free software is going very well.
-
-	Many news in Mono-land this week so far:
-
-	Mike Kestner got bindings for GtkHTML last night for Gtk#,
-	this is using GtkHTML 2.0.  
-
-	On Monday Piers Haken <a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/mono-list/2002-June/000380.html">contributed</a>
-	the core to support XPath in Mono: most of the w3c spec is
-	implemented (modulo a few pending bits).
-
-	Dick checked in his implementation of the Process classes:
-	process forking and waiting support committed, with some functions to
-	query status.  This was complex as we had to emulate the Win32
-	environment, but this is another step to be fully compatible.
-	This means for example that any process can check on the
-	status of any other process (without the parent/child relationship)
-
-	Of course, those interested
-	in only the Unix semantics can always P/Invoke the Unix calls.
-
- <at> item Jun 24, 2002
-
-
-        Duncan has written a few sample <a
-	href="http://primates.ximian.com/~duncan/Mono">Gtk# demo
-	applications</a> (<a
-	href="http://primates.ximian.com/~duncan/Mono/img/ImageViewer.png">screen
-	shot</a>, <a
-	href="http://primates.ximian.com/~duncan/Mono/img/ImageBrowser.png">another</a>)
-
-	Rachel also got the beginning of Gnome bindings (<a
-	href="http://primates.ximian.com/~tvgm/gnome-hello.png">screenshot</a>).
-	She also got some <a
-	href="http://primates.ximian.com/~tvgm/gtk-sharp-docs/">documentation</a>
-	up now.
-
- <at> item Jun 22, 2002
-
-	Mono's ASP.NET has rendered its first page on Linux for the
-	first time (Gonzalo and Paolo).  
-
-	Also, we are getting close to
-	self hosting.  Paolo posted a <a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/mono-list/2002-June/000345.html">list
-	of pending issues</a> which are now very small.
-
-	Steam is picking up in <a
-	href="http://gtk-sharp.sf.net">Gtk#</a> as the bindings become more
-	complete and small applications are starting to emerge.  Gtk#
-	now compiles completely on Linux.  This uses a lot of the XML
-	libraries, which is nice to see.
-
- <at> item Jun 20, 2002
-
-	Gonzalo has got the Mono ASP.NET implementation can now render all Html
-	Controls, and 21 out of the 26 Web Controls.  Session tracking is
-	next.  Look in xsp/test for a collection of tests that render with Mono.
-
-	Ajay has been very busy improving and extending the
-	XmlSerialization code.  All fields had to be re-ordered to
-	match the Microsoft implementation.
-
- <at> item Jun 19, 2002
-
-	You can now download a fresh tarball of the libraries and the MCS 
-	compiler daily from <a href="http://www.atoker.com/mono/">Alp Toker's
-	website</a>.
-      
-	New libgc RPMS for Redhat 7.3 are available on <a href="
-	http://java.thn.htu.se/~toor/">Richard Torkar's site</a>.
-
- <at> item Jun 10, 2002
-
-	Ajay <a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/mono-list/2002-June/000128.html">announced</a>
-	today that the reading code for XmlSchemas is almost complete.
-
- <at> item Jun 7, 2002
-
-	<b>Mono 0.12 is out!</b> More classes!  More working code!
-	Better compiler!  Faster runtime!  Less bugs! 
-
-	You can get it <a
-	href="download.html#jun-7">Here</a> (quick links: <a
-	href="archive/mono-0.12.tar.gz">runtime</a> and <a
-	href="archive/mcs-0.12.tar.gz">compiler/classes</a>).
-
- <at> item Jun 3rd, 2002
-
-	CodeDOM implementation from Daniel Stodden has got C# output support.
-
- <at> item May 31, 2002
-
-	Gonzalo got the Mono XSP page parser to render its first ASP.NET
-	.aspx file today without using MS System.Web.Hosting classes.
-	It is currently on its infancy.  But very good news, now we need to 
-	upgrade our System.Web runtime to run natively on Linux.
-
-	Sergey's code for architecture and size-specific CPBLK has
-	been checked into CVS.
-
-	Paolo has checked the configuration code for Mono (to map
-	PInvoke dlls to other libraries).
-
-	<a href="ado-net.html">ADO support</a>: Daniel has checked in
-	a modified version of the MySQL data provider from Brad.  And Rodrigo
-	started the OleDB using LibGDA.
-
- <at> item May 27, 2002
-
-	An <a href="index.rss">RSS feed</a> is now available for the
-	Mono news.  I find it surprising that there are so many tools
-	that process this data.  
-
-	Binaries for <a href="http://www.superin.formativ.net/mono/mono.htm">Windows</a> are
-	now location independent, do not require Cygwin and come with a Wizard.
-
- <at> item May 26, 2002
-
-	Daniel Morgan checked in his Sql# Cli tool into the
-	System.Data class library.
-
- <at> item May 24, 2002
-
-	Ajay <a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/mono-patches/2002-May/003953.html">has
-	checked in</a> a major update to the System.Xml.Schema namespace.
-
-	Gonzalo moved XSP along this week: Added support for
-	templates, columns inside DataGrid, HTML comments, code render
-	and data binding tags, style properties in style tags,
-	ListItem inside list controls, float and double properties.
-
- <at> item May 22, 2002
-
-	<a href="http://monologo.sourceforge.net/">MonoLogo</a> runs
-	on the Mono runtime.  This <a
-	href="http://monologo.sourceforge.net/gtk.png">screenshot</a> shows
-	MonoLogo running Gtk#.
-
- <at> item May 21, 2002
-
-	Martin has improved the debugging infrastructure in Mono, now
-	it is possible to get <a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/mono-list/2002-May/005717.html">line
-	number</a> information on stack traces.
-
- <at> item May 20, 2002
-
-	XSP <a href="asp-net">our ASP.NET</a> .aspx page parser is now
-	available on the AnonCVS servers.  This is part of the ASP.NET
-	support in Mono.  Gonzalo is the developer on charge of it.
-
-	Many updates to the <a href="ado-net.html">ADO.NET
-	implementation</a> from Dan, Tim and Rodrigo.  
-
-	Radek got the Mono C# compiler running on Linux/PPC and
-	compiling most of our regression test suite.
-
-	Lawrence has been working really hard in fixing, improving and
-	polishing the underlying network infrastructure.
-
-	The Rafael and Chris have committed the beginning of the
-	VisualBasic.NET runtime support to CVS.
-
-	Jesus has contributed the beginning of the SoapFormatter
-
- <at> item May 9, 2002
-
-	Linear register allocator has been deployed in the Mono JIT
-	engine.  Read <a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/mono-list/2002-May/005489.html">about
-	it</a>
-
- <at> item May 5, 2002
-
-	We are able to retrieve simple data from the database 
-	using our ADO.NET like functionality.  Only string and integer data
-	types are supported right now but more are in the works.
-	
-	You can find more information 
-	at <a href="http://www.go-mono.com/ado-net.html">The Mono ADO-NET Page</a>
-	
-	Thanks goes to Chris, Daniel, Duncan, Gonzalo, Miguel, Rodrigo, Tim, 
-	and others for these bits.
-
- <at> item May 4th, 2002
-
-	Rodrigo Moya announced <a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/mono-list/2002-May/005366.html">new
-	LibGDA</a>: LibGDA is an ADO-like library for Unix systems.
-	This one removes all the CORBA and GConf dependencies, which
-	should make it easier to use and compile. 
-
-	This is another milestone for our <a
-	href="ado-net.html">ADO.NET implementation plans</a>
-
-	We have a little surprise for everyone tracking the news on Tuesday ;-)
-
- <at> item May 2nd, 2002
-
-	Mark Crichton csvorbis port (C# port of Vorbis player) and
-	Richard Hestilow's <a href="http://monologo.sf.net">MonoLogo compiler</a> are now
-	on the CVS, and you can get them from AnonCVS.
-
-	Dick implemented inter-process sharing of handles as well as
-	simplifying the implementation of WaitForMultipleObjects, now
-	we have a `handles' subsystem in Mono.  This is needed to fully
-	emulate the handle behavior that Win32 exposes, and that the .NET API
-	expose to applications.
-
-	News from the <a
-	href="http://gtk-sharp.sourceforge.net">Gtk#</a> front: <a
-	href="http://gtk-sharp.sourceforge.net/menu.png">Menu
-	support</a>, Mike <a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/gtk-sharp-list/2002-May/000064.html">tells
-	the story</a>	
-
- <at> item May 1st, 2002
-
-	Daily packages for <a href="http://www.debian.org">Debian</a> are available
-	<a href="http://www.atoker.com/mono/">here</a>
-
- <at> item Apr 26, 2002
-
-	Binary packages of Mono 0.11 are available for <a
-	href="http://www.superin.formativ.net/mono/mono.htm">Windows</a>
-	(Thanks to Johannes Roith) and for
-	<a
-	href="http://mono.baselabs.org/index.php/software/">Linux</a> (thanks
-	to BaseLabs).
-
- <at> item Apr 24, 2002
-
-	<b>Mono 0.11 is out!</b> Mostly performance improvements, bug
-	fixes and more classes are included.
-
-	A new version of the runtime, compiler and class libraries has
-	been packaged for your download pleasure.  Binaries are
-	included.  The <a href="archive/mono-0.11">Release Notes</a>
-	are available.
-
-	You can get it <a
-	href="download.html#apr-24">Here</a> (quick links: <a
-	href="archive/mono-0.11.tar.gz">runtime</a> and <a
-	href="archive/mcs-0.11.tar.gz">compiler/classes</a>).
-
- <at> item Apr 23, 2002
-
-	SharpDevelop 0.88a <a href="http://www.icsharpcode.net/OpenSource/SD">is out!</a>
-
-	Congratulations to the developers behind SharpDevelop for
-	their new release.
-
- <at> item Apr 20, 2002
-
-	Some updates from the hacking lines:
-
-	<b>The web:</b> Patrik Torstensson last week contributed the
-	http runtime support and started work on thread pools.  This
-	is part of the ASP.NET support.
-
-	<b>Docs:</b> John Barnette, John Sohn and Adam Treat have been
-	hacking on MonoDoc.
-
-	<b>ADO.NET:</b> Daniel Morgan and Rodrigo Moya have been
-	working on the <a href="ado-net">ADO.NET</a> support, and got
-	the first signs of life this week (we can connect, insert
-	rows; do transactions: commit/rollback; SQL errors and
-	exceptions work).  Check <a
-	href="mailing-lists.html">mono-patches</a> for all the
-	goodies.
-
-	<b>Optimizations:</b> A number of optimizations in the runtime
-	made the compiler twice as fast this week:
-
-	Early this week Patrik started the string
-	rewrite in the runtime.  Today Dietmar finished the
-	constructors and deployed the new layout. 
-
-	Paolo got the JIT engine to generate profiles, which were in
-	turn used to find hot spots in Reflection, which he improved.
-
-	Daniel Lewis (of Regex fame) noticed the performance issues
-	with our current array layout, and contributed a new array
-	representation.
-
-	At the same time Dietmar started the the JIT inline code and
-	implemented constant propagation.  These two optimizations
-	together are very powerful.
-
-	<b>Bug fixing:</b> And of course everyone has been helping out
-	with the bug fixing (Duncan, Gonzalo, Jonathan, Miguel, Nick,
-	Ravi, Sergey)
-
-
- <at> item Apr 18, 2002
-
-	Dietmar's inlining for the JIT engine just landed into
-	CVS. This is only a first cut and more improvements will come later.
-
-	Patrik, Paolo, Dietmar and Gonzalo have been busy optimizing
-	our class libraries and runtime engine to become faster. Many changes
-	on CVS as well.
-
- <at> item Apr 11, 2002
-
-	Gtk# 0.1 "ButtonHook" has been <a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/gtk-sharp-list/2002-April/000048.html">released</a>
-
-	Binaries for the Mono Regression Test Suite are <a
-	href="archive/mono-tests.tar.gz">available</a> for
-	people porting the Mono Runtime to new platforms.
-
- <at> item Apr 6, 2002
-
-	<a href="http://www.dotnetremoting.cc/book/AdvancedDotNetRemoting.asp">
-	Advanced .NET Remoting</a> from Ingo Rammer is now available. Ingo
-	helped us to implement the proxy support and the book is a valuable
-	resource for anyone interested in remoting.
-
- <at> item Apr 5, 2002
-
-	Transparent proxy support has been finished, congrats to
-	Dietmar.  Our JIT engine on CVS contains the implementation.
-	This should enable people to test the remoting framework on
-	Mono.
-
- <at> item Mar 28, 2002
-
-        Debugging information is now generated by the compiler thanks
-        to Martin's work.  The resulting dwarf file can be used to
-        single step C# code in GDB.  A document will be shortly published with
-        the details.
-
- <at> item Mar 27, 2002
-
-	<b>Mono 0.10 is out!</b> The self hosting release of Mono has
-	been released.
-
-	A new version of the runtime, compiler and class libraries has
-	been packaged for your download pleasure.  Binaries are
-	included.  The <a href="archive/mono-0.10">Release Notes</a>
-	are available.
-
-	You can get it <a
-	href="download.html#mar-27">Here</a> (quick links: <a
-	href="archive/mono-0.10.tar.gz">runtime</a> and <a
-	href="archive/mcs-0.10.tar.gz">compiler/classes</a>).
-
- <at> item Mar 26, 2002
-
-	Paolo finally fixed the last bug in the JITer that stopped
-	us from using it to run the Mono C# compiler.  Goodies are on
-	CVS.
-
-	<a href="http://gtk-sharp.sourceforge.net">Gtk#</a> runs <a
-	href="http://gtk-sharp.sourceforge.net/gtk-hello-world.png">Hello
-	World</a>.  Mike posted some <a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/gtk-sharp-list/2002-March/000034.html">details.</a>
-
-
- <at> item Mar 19, 2002
-
-	Martin has been working on our debugging infrastructure, both
-	on the JIT side of things (adding dward support) as well as on
-	the class libraries (so that MCS can start generating
-	debugging information).
-	
-	Jason and Kral keep working on the System.Xml namespace,
-	allowing Mike to move more to self-hosting his Gtk# code.  
-
-	The System.Web classes are now part of the build (and they are
-	also part of the class status now).  Ajay contributed a large
-	chunk of code to the System.Xml.Schema namespace
-
-	Dan (of regex fame) has been working on internal calls
-	support: moving more code from the old monowrapper to become
-	internal calls.
-
-	Paolo and Dietmar are working steadily on our runtime
-	environment, fixing bugs, adding missing features and allowing
-	us to run the compiler on Linux.
-
-	Remember to post your bug reports.
-
-	The nice class status on the right is brought to you by
-	endless hacking hours from Piers and Nick.  These status
-	report pages have been helping us track down various mistakes
-	in our classes (very useful, check it out for yourself)
-
- <at> item Mar 12, 2002
-
-        At midnight, in Italy, Paolo got the Mono C# compiler to self
-        host on Linux, the last bug has been squashed to self
-        hostingness.  We have now a fully self hosting compiler in Linux.
-
-        A release will follow up shortly.
-
- <at> item Mar 9, 2002
-
-	Updated the <a href="class-status.html">class status</a>, now
-	it is possible to use the right-side menu to browse a specific
-	assembly.
-
- <at> item Mar 7, 2002
-
-	MCS compiles on Linux!   
-
-	Today Paolo got the <a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/mono-list/2002-March/003726.html">MCS
-	compiler compiling itself on Linux</a>
-	completely for the first time!  The resulting image still contains
-	some errors, but the whole compiler process goes now.  Later in the day
-	and a couple of small optimizations and bug fixes, the compile
-	speed was improved in 400%
-
-	We are very close to have a complete self hosting environment now.
-
-	Mono is temporarily using the Bohem GC garbage collector while
-	we deploy the more advanced ORP one. 
-
- <at> item Mar 5, 2002
-
-	The CVS repository <a href="http://cvs.hispalinux.es/cgi-bin/cvsweb/?hidenonreadable=1&f=u&logsort=date&sortby=file&hideattic=1&cvsroot=Mono">can be browsed</a>
-
-	Jason has got an incredible amount of work on the Xml
-	classes during the weekend, and Gaurav is very close to have
-	the complete System.Web.UI.WebControls namespace implemented.   
-
-	Martin and Duco have been killing bugs by using the recently
-	revamped regression test suite.
-
-	Piers has updated our <a href="class-status.html">class
-	status</a> page again, with even more information available.
-
-	The C# compiler has full constant folding implemented now and Ravi
-	killed bugs of bugs in the <a href="http://bugzilla.ximian.com/buglist.cgi?product=Mono%2FClass+Libraries&product=Mono%2FMCS&product=Mono%2FRuntime&bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED&bug_status=REOPENED&email1=&emailtype1=substring&emailassigned_to1=1&email2=&emailtype2=substring&emailreporter2=1&changedin=&chfieldfrom=&chfieldto=Now&chfieldvalue=&short_desc=&short_desc_type=substring&long_desc=&long_desc_type=substring&bug_file_loc=&bug_file_loc_type=substring&keywords=&keywords_type=anywords&op_sys_details=&op_sys_details_type=substring&version_details=&version_details_type=substring&cmdtype=doit&order=%27Importance%27&form_name=query">Mono Bug List</a>
-
- <at> item Mar 1, 2002
-
-	RPMs of Mono 0.9 are available at <a href="http://mono.baselabs.org/#download">mono.baselabs.com</a>
-
- <at> item Feb 28, 2002
-
-	<a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/mono-list/2002-February/003464.html">Christophe</a>
-	has setup his <a href="http://mono.baselabs.org">First Steps in Mono</a> web site, which 
-	shows you a step-by-step process on getting Mono running on your system.
-
-	RPMs of Mono 0.9 are available at <a href="http://mono.baselabs.org/index.php/software/">mono.baselabs.org</a>
-
- <at> item Feb 27, 2002
-
-	New <a href="class-status.html">class status</a> engine that
-	provides detailed information about missing functionality in
-	our class libraries.  Nick built the cormissing tool and Piers
-	did the XSLT and DHTML magic.
-
-	More compiler progress on Linux: our support runtime now
-	enables the compiler to compile `MIS' on Linux (MIS being
-	Dick's Mono sample HTTP server ;-)
-
- <at> item Feb 26, 2002
-
-	Paolo posted a list of <a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/mono-list/2002-February/003266.html">ways
-	you can help</a> if you do not have Windows right now.  Sergey followed up with 
-	<a href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/mono-list/2002-February/003268.html">his</a>
-	suggestions.
-
- <at> item Feb 25, 2002
-
-	StrongARM port from Sergey Chaban has been checked into CVS.  
-
- <at> item Feb 24, 2002
-
-	SPARC: 44 out of 74 tests pass now (Jeff)
-
-	Power PC: delegates are working now (Radek)
-
- <at> item Feb 22, 2002
-
-	<b>Mono 0.9 has been released!</b>
-
-	A new version of the runtime, compiler and class libraries has
-	been packaged for your download pleasure.  The <a
-	href="archive/mono-0.9">Release Notes</a>
-
-	You can get it <a
-	href="download.html#feb-22">Here</a> (quick links: <a
-	href="archive/mono-0.9.tar.gz">runtime</a> and <a
-	href="archive/mcs-0.9.tar.gz">compiler/classes</a>).
-
- <at> item Feb 21, 2002
-
-	Paolo got our compiler natively to compile 117 of our tests.
-	Self hosting is closer every day.
-
-	Unsafe support is finished in the C# compiler.
-
- <at> item Feb 20, 2002
-
-	Gaurav got DataGrid and DataGridItemCollection done.
-
-	C# compiler: Unsafe support is mostly complete (only stackalloc is missing). 
-
-	New easy to run scripts for compiling Mono on Unix and Windows
-	is <a href="download.html">available</a>.  We can now easily compile
-	Mono on Windows and Linux.  If you had trouble before, use the
-	above scripts which will get the setup right for you.
-
-	There are now three machines that can provide AnonCVS, just
-	use anoncvs.go-mono.com as the hostname for your CVSROOT and
-	you will get one of the machines.
-
- <at> item Feb 19, 2002
-
-	Do you want to see what <a href="http://people.debian.org/~lupus/mono/">Mono Looks Like?</a>
-
- <at> item Feb 18, 2002
-
-	Application Domains now support the two LoaderOptimization
-	modes: share code or do not share code, and you can control
-	this with the --share-code command line option.
-
-	Paolo has now 100+ test cases run on Linux now with our class
-	libraries.
-
-	PowerPC and SPARC ports are moving along (Radek and Jeff)
-
- <at> item Feb 13, 2002
-
-	Excellent news since the 11th, here is a quick rundown:
-
-	AppDomains have been deployed (Dietmar).  Socket work is done
-	(Dick).  Corlib compiled with no refs to mscorlib (Dan).  New
-	comprehensive tests for corlib bits (David).  Nick is driving the
-	regression test suite efforts and class library completeness.
-	New System.Data work (Chris). Bug fixes (Paolo, Duncan, Ravi, Miguel)
-
-	Miguel is off to the <a
-	href="http://www.fosdem.org">FOSDEM</a> conference in Brussels.
-
- <at> item Feb 11, 2002
-
-	<b>Mono 0.8 has been released!</b>
-
-	A new version of the runtime, compiler and class libraries has
-	been packaged for your download pleasure.  
-
-	You can get it <a
-	href="download.html#feb-11">Here</a> (quick links: <a
-	href="archive/mono-0.8.tar.gz">runtime</a> and <a
-	href="archive/mcs-0.8.tar.gz">compiler/classes</a>)
-
- <at> item Feb 11, 2002
-
-	We would like to welcome all the new developers that have
-	joined the project in the last couple of days.  The classes
-	are rapidly moving.
-
-	An explanation of the relationship between <a
-	href="http://mail.gnome.org/archives/gnome-hackers/2002-February/msg00031.html">GNOME
-	and Mono</a>.  
-
-	Nick is still leading our test suite platform.  I can not
-	stress how important it is to have a good regression test suite
-	for our platform, as buggy class libraries are what are
-	stopping the compiler from running completely on Linux.
-
-	We are of course psyched to see Mono run on
-	non-Linux systems.  Work is moving on native code generation
-	for StrongARM, PowerPC, and SPARC as well as porting Mono to
-	other systems.
-
-	There are a couple of debates on the Mono list on implementing
-	a set of web server classes for <a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/mono-list/2002-February/002911.html">enabling
-	ASP.NET</a> on Mono.
-
-	Paolo also <a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/mono-list/2002-February/002944.html">
-	posted a list of pending tasks</a> to enable the compiler to run on Linux
-
- <at> item Feb 10, 2002
-
-	Mike Kestner has posted an <a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/gtk-sharp-list/2002-February/000024.html">Update
-	on his Gtk#</a> activities.
-
- <at> item Feb 4, 2002
-
-	Adam has done <a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/mono-list/2002-February/002808.html">Qt
-	bindings</a> for .NET.  Adam is cool.
-
- <at> item Jan 29, 2002
-
-	Dan Lewis has contributed a major missing set of classes to
-	Mono: <a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/mono-list/2002-January/002745.html">
-	System.Text.RegularExpressions</a>.
-
-	This is a fully .NET compatible implementation of the .NET regular expressions,
-	fully Unicode aware.  This contribution is very appreciated, as implementing this
-	was not entirely trivial (supporting Unicode, plus a regex engine which is a super
-	set of the Perl regex engine). 
-
- <at> item Jan 28, 2002
-
-	The Mono contributors have relicensed the Class Libraries under
-	the terms of the
-	<a href="http://www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.html">MIT X11</a> license.
-
-	This license is an Open Source license, and is used by other projects
-	(most notably, the XFree86 project).   
-
-	The runtime (JIT, metadata library, interpreter) remains under
-	the LGPL and the C# compiler remains under the GPL.
-
-	Our <a
-	href="http://www.ximian.com/about_us/press_center/press_releases/mono_partners.html">Press
-	Release</a>
-
-	Press coverage: <a
-	href="http://news.com.com/2100-1001-823734.html">CNet</a>, <a
-	href="http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,1282,50037-2,00.html">Wired</a>, 
-	<a href="http://www.infoworld.com/articles/hn/xml/02/01/28/020128hnopennet.xml">InfoWorld</a>, 
-	<a href="http://www.newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=02/01/27/2232231">NewsForge</a>.
-
- <at> item Jan 23, 2002
-
-	New mailing list: <a href="mailto:mono-patches-request <at> ximian.com">mono-patches <at> ximian.com</a>.
-	This mailing list will receive automatically the patches that are submitted
-	to the Mono CVS to any of its modules.
-
-	This allows anyone who wants to participate in the peer-review of the
-	code submitted to CVS to receive patches on e-mail.  It should also
-	expose to everyone the changes that are being done by the team every day.
-
- <at> item Jan 21, 2002
-
-	Dick has got a simple web server running with Mono (`MIS: Mono
-	Internet Server') that is mostly used to test our IO layer, a
-	<a href="http://primates.ximian.com/~miguel/dick-mis-server.png">screenshot</a>
-
-	Paolo and Dietmar are busy making our runtime self sufficient on 
-	non-Windows platforms.  
-
-	C# compiler front:  A lot of focus in the past weeks after
-	the C# became self hosting has been in making the compiler a useful
-	tool for development: improve error handling, provide better error
-	reports, fixing all known bugs, and finally profiling of the compiler
-	has begun.
-
- <at> item Jan 8, 2002
-
-	Our compiler has been self-supporting since January 3rd.  In
-	the meantime, we have been busy working on making it run on
-	Linux.  Today Paolo got more work done on Reflection.Emit and
-	the compiler compiled `console.cs' (a sample Mono program) on
-	Linux.
-
- <at> item Jan 4, 2002
-
-	Dietmar landed the Unicode support patch.  Class libraries and
-	runtimes are now fully Unicode aware.  The details are <a href=
-	"http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/mono-list/2002-January/002409.html">
-	here</a>
-
-	Last minute breaking news: Paolo got our compiler in Linux to
-	compile fib.cs, patches are coming tomorrow once we have
-	ChangeLog entries.   
-
- <at> item Jan 4, 2002
-
-	Mike Kestner posted an update on Gtk# <a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/gtk-sharp-list/2002-January/000021.html"><i>New
-	year, new direction</i></a>.
-
-	Gtk# will be our foundation on which we will be implementing
-	System.Windows.Forms.  
-
- <at> item Jan 3, 2002
-
-	Mono C# compiler becomes self-sufficient.  We can now continue
-	development of the compiler with itself.  
-
-	Work on the class libraries is still underway for having a full
-	self hosting system.  We hope to achieve our goal of self-hosting
-	on Linux before the end of the month.
-
-	Join the fun by downloading either tonight's <a
-	href="snapshots">snapshot</a> or getting your sources from our
-	<a href="anoncvs.html">Anonymous CVS server</a>.
-
- <at> item Dec 28, 2001
-
-	After a lot of work, the C# compiler can compile itself.
-	There are still errors in the generated image, but they are
-	being fixed quickly.
-
-	We will soon have the first non-Microsoft C# implementation!
-
- <at> item Dec 18, 2001
-
-	JIT: More work on our IO abstraction layer (Dick). 
-
-	JIT: exception handling for unmanaged code (Dietmar)
-
-	System.Reflection: Support for PropertyInfo and
-	PropertyBuilder as well as the various queries for MethodBase.
-
-	C#: Pre-processor; Rewrite of MemberLookup which fixed many of
-	the outstanding issues.  More bug fixing allows it to compile
-	more programs.
-
- <at> item Dec 14, 2001
-
-	Dietmar has improved the register allocation and now Mono performs
-	two to three times as fast as it did yesterday.  Amazing.
-
-	The compiler keeps moving along, explicit interface
-	implementation is there.
-
- <at> item Dec 11, 2001
-
-	The JIT engine can now run all the compiler regression tests as 
-	well as assorted other programs, many more opcodes added
-	recently.  Currently the JIT engine uses a very simplistic register
-	allocator (just enough to allow us to focus on feature completeness)
-	and that will be the next major task to improve performance and
-	reduce spills and reloads. 
-
-	On the C# compiler front: language features are now pretty
-	much complete.  The big missing tasks are unsafe code support,
-	visibility, explicit interface implementation plus static flow
-	analysis.  There are many small bugs that need to be addressed.
-
-	You can get your copy of the <a href="snapshots">latest Mono</a>
-
-	More work is also required on fixing the foundation class
-	libraries, it is easy to find spots now since Nick got the
-	`make test' going.
-
- <at> item Dec 1, 2001
-
-	AnonCVS access to Mono is here (updated every hour).  Thanks
-	to <a href="http://www.hispalinux.es">HispaLinux</a> and Jesus
-	Climent for helping to set this up.
-
- <at> item Nov 30, 2001
-
-	All tests from the mono runtime work with the JIT engine now
-	(Dietmar).
-
-	Recursive enumeration definition in the C# compiler are
-	working now (Ravi).
-
-	More work on the Web classes (Gaurav).
-
- <at> item Nov 28, 2001
-
-	JIT land: Paolo got GDB support into the JIT engine while
-	Dietmar added exceptions support to it.
-
-	The C# compiler supports all array initializations now, and the
-	switch statement as well as fixing many existing bugs.  Many
-	new more tests.
-	
-	Nick keeps working on improving our class library test suite.
-
-	Dick has almost completed the Mono IO layer.
-
- <at> item Nov 16, 2001
-
-<blockquote>
-	Mike Kestner has posted an <a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/gtk-sharp-list/2001-November/000015.html">update</a>
-	on Gtk# development.
-</blockquote>
-
- <at> item Nov 14, 2001
-
-<blockquote>
-	Paolo today got the Mono C# compiler running <a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/mono-list/2001-November/001941.html">on
-	Linux</a>.  It compiles a sample program and then the sample
-	program is executed.
-
-	Mutator unary operators (++ and --) in the compiler are fully
-	functional, they used to only work on variables, and now they
-	are complete.
-
-	To sum things up: The Mono C# compiler is written in C# and
-	uses the .NET classes to get its work done.  To make this work
-	on Linux work has to happen in various fronts:
-<ul>
-		* The C# compiler is being worked on and can compile
-		  many programs now (our test suite at this point is 
-		  made up of 40 tests).
-
-		* The class libraries need to be mature enough to support
-		  the compiler, particularly System.Reflection.Emit (which is 
-		  what Paolo has been working on lately). 
-
-	  	  The compiler currently requires 103 classes from the
-		  .NET runtime (you can get the list by running: <b>monodis --typeref mcs.exe</b>
-
-		* The interpreter should be mature enough to run the actual
-		  compiler byte codes and the corlib bytecodes.
-</ul>
-
-	At the same time, Dietmar is working on the JIT engine which will
-	replace our interpreter in production.
-</blockquote>
-
- <at> item Nov 12, 2001
-
-<blockquote>
-	Dietmar got value types working on the JIT engine.  Sean has
-	got assembly loading in the runtime (required for NUnit).
-
-	More progress on enumerations and attributes from Ravi.
-
-	Nick keeps working on improving our class libraries. 
-</blockquote>
-
- <at> item Nov 8, 2001
-
-<blockquote>
-	Enumerations, array access and attributes for the C# compiler are into the CVS now.
-
-	Full array support is not complete, but moving along.
-</blockquote>
-
- <at> item Nov 5, 2001
-
-<blockquote>
-	Dietmar's new set of patches to the JIT have 20 out of 33
-	tests running now.
-</blockquote>
-
- <at> item Nov 4, 2001
-
-<blockquote>
-	Mike Kestner, main Gtk# contributor has posted a very interesting <a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/gtk-sharp-list/2001-November/000013.html">
-	update</a> on his work on Gtk#.  
-
-	Ravi committed the initial support for Attributes in the
-	compiler. 
-
-	Many HTML Controls from Leen checked into CVS.
-
-	Paolo checked in his new System.Reflection and
-	System.Reflection.Emit implementations.  He has been working
-	steadily on this huge task for a few weeks now.  This is the
-	foundation for the Mono C# compiler, and hence a very
-	important piece of the puzzle.
-</blockquote>
-
- <at> item Nov 3, 2001
-
-<blockquote>
-	Many clean ups have been going into the class library by Nick Drochak. 
-
-	Mega patch from Dietmar: he committed the flow analysis code
-	for the JITer. 
-
-	A lot of work has been going into the WebControls by Gaurav (4
-	new controls plus improved and bug fixed base classes).
-</blockquote>
-
- <at> item Nov 1, 2001
-
-<blockquote>
-	Ravi committed the caller-side method selection of methods with
-	variable length arguments.  Now he depends on Miguel finishing
-	the array handling support. 
-</blockquote>
-
- <at> item Oct 27, 2001
-
-<blockquote>
-	Lots of classes for System.Web from Gaurav were committed this
-	morning.
-
-	Some large recent developments:
-
-	The Decimal implementation from Martin Weindel has been
-	partially integrated (we need to put the internalcalls in
-	place now and compile and link the decimal code).
-
-	Derek Holden committed recently the IntegerFormatter code into
-	the CVS, so we got a pretty comprehensive integer formatting
-	engine that we can finally use all over the place. 
-
-	Compiler got support for lock as well as assorted bug fixes.
-	Ravi is still working on array support (and then we can
-	optimize foreach for the array case).   
-
-	Dietmar is busy working on flow analysis on the JITer, the
-	previous mechanism of generating the forest was wrong.  Paolo
-	has been a busy bee reworking the System.Reflection.Emit
-	support code, and we should have some pretty nice stuff next
-	week.  Dick on the other hand is still working on the
-	WaitOne/WaitAll emulation code.  WaitAll is like select on
-	steroids: it can wait for different kinds of objects: files,
-	mutexes, events and a couple of others.
-
-	Mike Kestner is busy working on Gtk# which is now using the
-	.defs files to quickly wrap the API.
-</blockquote>
-
- <at> item Oct 18, 2001
-
-<blockquote>
-	Reworking expressions to support cleanly indexers and
-	properties.  <a href="http://www.nat.org/evolution.php3">11
-	days</a> until Evolution 1.0 ships.  
-
-	Ximian users around the world <!--a
-	href="http://www.bez.it/IMAGES/nora.jpg"-->rejoice<!--/a--> with
-	recent C# compiler progress.
-</blockquote>
-
- <at> item Oct 17, 2001
-
-<blockquote>
-	Delegate support has been checked into the compiler
-	(definition and invocation); break/continue implemented.
-</blockquote>
-
- <at> item Oct 15, 2001
-
-<blockquote>
-	JIT engine supports many of the object constructs now (object
-	creation, vtable setup, interface table setup).  
-
-	The C# compiler now has almost full property support (only
-	missing bit are pre-post increment/decrement operations),
-	delegates are now created (still missing delegate invocation).
-	try/catch/finally is also supported in the compiler now.
-
-	System.Decimal implementation is in, as well as many crypto
-	classes.
-</blockquote>
-
- <at> item Oct 5, 2001
-
-<blockquote>
-	Sergey has released his first version of the <b>ilasm</b>
-	assembler written in C#.  You can get it from his web page:
-	<a
-	href="http://mono.eurosoft.od.ua">http://mono.eurosoft.od.ua</a>.
-
-	The plan is to integrate ildasm into the Mono CVS soon.  This
-	component should in theory also be reusable for SharpDevelop
-	eventually.
-</blockquote>
-
- <at> item Oct 4, 2001
-
-<blockquote>
-	Our System.Reflection.Emit implementation created its first
-	executable today.  This means that a very simple .NET program
-	that was compiled on Windows was able to generate a .NET program
-	while running on Linux using the Mono runtime.
-
-	The various piece of the puzzle are starting to get together:
-	the compiler can compile simple programs now and we are
-	basically focusing on completeness now.  
-</blockquote>
-
- <at> item Sep 28, 2001
-
-<blockquote>
-	<a
-	href="http://www.icsharpcode.net/OpenSource/SD/default.asp">Sharp
-	Develop 0.80</a> was released today.
-</blockquote>
-
- <at> item Sep 26, 2001
-
-<blockquote>
-	More progress: more opcodes are working (Paolo); The compiler
-	runs up to a point in Mint (Paolo); operator overloading works
-	(both unary and binary) all over the place (Miguel); Completed decimal
-	type conversions (Miguel); New build system in place based on
-	Ant (Sean and Sergey);  Refactored and documented the
-	internals of the JIT engine (Dietmar);  StatementExpressions
-	handled correctly (Miguel).
-</blockquote>
-
- <at> item Sep 21, 2001
-
-<blockquote>
-	A couple of news-worthy items: Dick got the initial thread
-	support into mint; Paolo implemented many new opcodes; Dietmar
-	got long operations and mul/div working on the JITer; Ravi rewrote
-	the Method selector for expressions to be conformant; Miguel
-	got i++ working.   All in tonight's snapshot
-</blockquote>
-
- <at> item Sep 19, 2001
-
-<blockquote>
-	Paolo has written a section on <a href="porting.html">Porting
-	Mono</a> to other architectures.
-</blockquote>
-
- <at> item Sep 18, 2001
-
-<blockquote>
-	<A a href="download.html#sep-18">Mono 0.7</a> has been
-	released (runtime engine, class libraries
-	and C# compiler).  Check the <a href="archive/mono-0.7">Mono
-	0.7 announcement</a> for details
-</blockquote>
-
- <at> item Sep 17, 2001
-
-<blockquote>
-	Mike Kestner's Gtk# (Gtk-sharp) was checked into the CVS
-	repository.  Gtk# can run a simple hello world application.
-	The binding is nice, as it maps Gtk+ signals to delegates in
-	C#.  You can see the Gtk# Hello World program <a href="src/HelloWorld.cs">here</a>
-
-	Gtk-sharp should be available on the next snapshot set.
-</blockquote>
-
- <at> item Sep 10, 2001
-
-<blockquote>
-	Dietmar checked in his CIL tree/forest regeneration and most
-	importantly, the x86 instruction selector burg grammar.
-</blockquote>
-
-
- <at> item Sep 5, 2001
-
-<blockquote>
-	The MCS compiler <b>can compile the sample Hello World</b>
-	application and generate a Windows/CIL executable that runs!
-
-	This executable runs with the Mono Interpreter of course (see
-	August 28)
-</blockquote>
-
- <at> item Sep 4, 2001
-
-<blockquote>
-	Dietmar checked into CVS the `monoburg' architecture
-	independent instruction selector for the JIT engine.
-</blockquote>
-
- <at> item Aug 28, 2001
-
-<blockquote>
-	<b>.NET Hello World is working under Mono!</b>  The latest snapshots
-	will let you run it.   
-
-	Hello World consists of 1821 CIL instructions, 
-        performs 66 subroutine calls and loads 12 classes from the corlib.dll
-
-	Good work Mono team!
-</blockquote>
-
- <at> item Aug 23, 2001
-
-<blockquote>
-	Lloyd Dupont has announced his OpenGL bindings for C#, they
-	are available here: <a
-	href="http://csgl.sourceforge.net">http://csgl.sourceforge.net</a>
-</blockquote>
-
- <at> item Aug 22, 2001
-
-<blockquote>
-	New version of the Mono Runtime, Compiler and Classes has been
-	<a
-	href="download.html#august-22">released.</a> Check the <a
-	href="archive/mono-0.6">0.6 announcement</a>.
-</blockquote>
-	
- <at> item Aug 20, 2001
-
-<blockquote>
-	A new <a href="contributing.html#compile-service">Compilation
-	service</a> has been made available by Derek to allow people
-	without access to the <a
-	href="http://msdn.microsoft.com/downloads/default.asp?url=/downloads/sample.asp?url=/msdn-files/027/000/976/msdncompositedoc.xml&frame=true">.NET SDK</a>
-</blockquote>
-
- <at> item Aug 3, 2001
-
-<blockquote>
-	Daily snapshots of mcs and mono are now available, they will
-	run every night at 10pm Boston time.  
-</blockquote>
-
- <at> item Jul 29, 2001
-
-<blockquote>
-	Mono Runtime 0.5 has been <a
-	href="download.html#july-29">released.</a> Check the <a
-	href="archive/mono-0.5">release notes</a>
-</blockquote>
-
- <at> item Jul 25, 2001
-
-<blockquote>
-	The slides for <A href="Presentations/O-Reilly">my
-	presentation</a> at <a href="http://www.oreilly.com">O'Reilly
-	Open Source Software Convention</a>
-</blockquote>
-
- <at> item Jul 22, 2001
-
-<blockquote>
-	Another release of the class libraries is out, check the <a
-	href="archive/mcs-22">MCS 22-July Release Notes</a>.  You can
-	get the new class libraries from <a
-	href="download.html#july-22">here</a>
-</blockquote>
-
- <at> item Jul 19, 2001
-
-<blockquote>
-	Another release of the class libraries is out, check the <a
-	href="archive/mcs-19">MCS 19-July Release Notes</a>.  You can
-	get the new class libraries from <a
-	href="download.html#july-19">here</a>
-</blockquote>
-	
- <at> item Jul 17, 2001
-
-<blockquote>
-	Another release of the class libraries is out, check the <a
-	href="archive/mcs-17">MCS 17-July Release Notes</a>.  You can
-	get the new class libraries from <a
-	href="download.html#july-17">here</a>
-
-	Do not forget to check out the updated <a href="faq.html">FAQ</a>.
-
-	Got Sean's new Class
-	Status web pages up.  These are a lot better than mine, and
-	we are now keeping better track of contributors.
-</blockquote>
-
- <at> item Jul 15, 2001
-
-<blockquote>
-	Another release of Mono is out, check the <a
-	href="archive/mono-0.4">Mono 0.4 Release Notes</a>.  Get it <a
-	href="download.html#july-15">here</a>.
-</blockquote>
-
- <at> item Jul 14, 2001
-
-<blockquote>
-	A <a
-	href="http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/mono-list/2001-July/000399.html">new
-	release</a> of the
-	runtime, compiler and classes has been made.  Get it <a href="download.html#july-14">here</a>
-</blockquote>
-
- <at> item Jul 12, 2001
-
-<blockquote>
-	I keep getting questions about my opinion on Passport, even when
-	Mono has <b>nothing</b> to do with it.  I finally <a
-	href="passport.html">wrote something.</a>
-</blockquote>
-
- <at> item Jul 9, 2001
-
-<blockquote>
-	Project launched.
-</blockquote>
-
- <at> item O'Reilly
-
-<blockquote>
-	Brian posted a story on <a
-	href="http://www.oreillynet.com/dotnet">O'Reilly Network .NET</a>
-</blockquote>
Index: doc/web/htmlify
===================================================================
RCS file: /mono/mono/doc/web/htmlify,v
retrieving revision 1.10
diff -u -r1.10 htmlify
--- doc/web/htmlify	26 May 2002 22:43:31 -0000	1.10
+++ doc/web/htmlify	7 Feb 2004 03:18:07 -0000
 <at>  <at>  -6,7 +6,7  <at>  <at> 
 	if (/^\* (.*)$/){
 		print "<h1>$1</h1>\n";
 	} elsif (/^\*\* (.*)$/) {
-		print "<h2>$1</h2>\n";
+		print "<h3>$1</h3>\n";
 	} elsif (/^\*\*\* (.*)$/) {
 		print "<h3>$1</h3>\n";
 	} elsif (/^\*\*\*\* (.*)$/) {
 <at>  <at>  -19,7 +19,7  <at>  <at> 
 	        $name = $link = $1;
 		$link =~ s/ //g;
 	        print "<a name=\"$link\">\n";
-	        print "<h2>$name</h2>\n";
+	        print "<h3>$name</h3>\n";
 	} elsif (/^Q: (.*)$/){
 		print "<p><a name=\"q$q\"></a><b>Question $q:</b> $1\n";
 		$q++;
Julio Omar | 19 Feb 05:14 2004
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Tutorials

Hi; how can I look for any tutorial about monodoc, gtk# ? 


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Gustavo Ramos | 19 Feb 03:37 2004
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Ideas for boosting the documentation effort

Hello list,

Since some time, I've done a bit of work in gtk docs, but I didn't
posted it because there is a lot of questions for the new contributor,
and mines did keep me busy looking for more info in the mailing lists.
Now I have monodoc up and running, and see that it is a lot easier, but
I suggest some things that happened to me, and could improve the
documentation effort a lot (keep reading).

WHY THE DOCUMENTERS SHINE BY THEIR ABSENCE?

1) It's not easy for a newcomer (in this case a documenter) to talk to a
list. They see a lot of high-level questions (about low level bits), and
a lot of information on the topic out there on the net. Thus, a novice
is generally scary about a RTFM-like answer.

2) Searching for said things about documentation (like content on web
pages, wikis, the existing docs and the huuuuuge mailing lists) is very
time consuming. Not everybody is patient. However, the best place to
look at is the documentation, generally it is well organized.
Unfortunately mono documentation is not --by far-- near completion.
Fortunately, we have monodoc!

3) A newbie looks for someone to help him getting started. It's a
natural condition that needs to be addressed. Looks complicated: Miguel
has a great lot of things to do. About him and other main
contributors... their time is precious, it's better to let them keep
hacking. Some minor contributors... they may not have the expertise (or
CVS access). And newbies... Well, they are on their own, and at best,
there is the mailing list; at least until mono dives the version-1.0
waters. But in the meanwhile, it would be worth to gain hacker time,
just freeing him from writing docs.

WHAT COULD WE DO?

1) To have a Tag list and other howto-contributing-mono-docs related
information in a page *inside* monodoc. i.e. what tags should i use in
the documentation xml? how to post the information? what if i don't have
monodoc working, and still want to contribute? who is in charge of each
module/provider/namespace/whatever? A faq, a documentation manual or
howto, the ecma docs spec, etc. In short, wouldn't be a good option to
have the documentation effort well documented in monodoc itself?

2) To have documentation managers: Monodoc needs someone to review
contributions, a more formal procedure, because new contributors can
feel lost. i.e. The GtkSharp authors/maintainers should coordinate the
GtkSharp documentation tasks (without spending much time), reviewing
contributions and or pointing out corrections that should be made to the
contributions. Maybe minor contributors can made the massive minor
corrections, freeing the main hackers from trivial tasks. Somewhat like
the concept of Arturo Espinosa "Cada quien tome a su pupilo" ("Everyone
take your padawan learner"). People who has cvs write access, should not
spend too much time reviewing the patches already reviewed by other
contributors, there's always the cvs-rollback option. I'm not talking
about rollbacks as a daily task, rather as a "for when it happens"
option. Delegating trivial work is a great time gain. Again: Documenting
how this revision procedure works should help the newbie understand
where, how, with who and when to do docs from now on.

3) Things in the code that helps the documentation. In addition to the
[TODO] pseudo-tag/attribute, a tag/attribute for saying who is currently
responsible for that page (valid for all docs). This should be used when
someone picks a doc and say: I'll do it. The tag should say when the
contributor picked up the item and when is the "soft-deadline". This
soft deadline should not be there for pressure or anything like that,
rather for finding abandoned docs, and to let the newbie know if a
[TODO] item is already taken. These tags should help to keep the
maintainability of the whole thing.

I know all this could be done as it has been until now. However there
are out there a lot of people willing to contribute, and their free time
could get mono docs done faster, if we help them to make their time
*usable*. Thoughts?

Thanks in advance,

Gustavo Ramos <eureko <at> grmexico.com.mx>
People make things just when they want to do it. Let's incite them to
want, and they will be doing what you want.

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