The Mono open-source development platform based on .Net will be in the next version of the Fedora core Linux distribution.
Christopher Blizzard, a systems engineer at Red Hat Inc., Monday noted on his blog: "Tonight Mono lands in Rawhide and will be included in FC5 [Fedora Core 5]."
Meanwhile, on his blog Tuesday, founder of the Mono project and Novell Inc. executive Miguel de Icaza, said: "Mono today was included in Rawhide, the staging area for the next release of Fedora Core."
Fedora Core is a Linux distribution derived from Red Hat Linux and developed by the Fedora Project, which is sponsored by Red Hat. Rawhide is the development tree for the Fedora Core Linux distribution.
"Were happy to enable another convenient method to use our core desktop platform," Blizzard said in his blog. "In this sense, it joins all of the other enabling tools we have, including pygtk and java-gnome for Java. Its already been used to build some pretty neat apps, including Beagle, F-Spot and Tomboy."
Moreover, de Icaza called the move "fantastic news for Mono users and developers everywhere and for Fedora users, which will get both Mono and the various Mono-based applications that have been cooking."
Mono is a project led by Novell to deliver a set of .Net compatible tools, including a C# compiler and a Common Language Runtime.
In addition, de Icaza said Mono users should look into some of the "tasty new languages" Mono supports, including Boo, IronPython and Nemerle.