Shared Source .Net CLI – ONLY FOR WINDOWS
Eric Albert notes that Rotor used to support Windows, FreeBSD and Mac OS X, but is only supporting Windows in its latest incarnation. Rotor is Microsoft’s shared source .Net implementation.
Now, I don’t think Microsoft has any real obligation (or business reason) to port .Net to other platforms, but I wish they would, with no strings attached. With a lot of help from Sun, they managed to really hurt Java’s chances for becoming a contendor for Windows GUI apps and, to make up for that, I’d really appreciate it if they made it super easy for .Net GUI apps to be cross platform.