updated 09:55 am EST, Tue February 20, 2007
Mono, Visual Basic
The Mono project today announced that it has developed a compiler that will enable software developers who use Microsoft Visual Basic to run applications across multiple platforms without any modifications to the code. The new Mono Visual Basic compiler allows developers to continue to code in their preferred Visual Basic/Visual Studio environment, compiling and running that same code base on a variety of operating systems including Windows, Linux, and Mac OS. The Mono project's new compiler resembles REAL Software's REALbasic integrated development environment, which has enabled Mac developers to cross-compile on Microsoft Windows and Linux alongside Mac OS PowerPC and Mac OS X for several years. The Mono Visual Studio compiler is as part of the current Mono build. The software requires Linux or Microsoft Windows 2000 or later.