Mono integrates Entity Framework
The fourth preview release of version 2.11 of Mono, the open source implementation of Microsoft's C# and .NET platform, is now available. Version 2.11.3 integrates Microsoft's ADO.NET Entity Framework which was released as open source, under the Apache 2.0 licence, at the end of July. The Entity Framework is the company's object-relational mapper (ORM) for the .NET Framework. This latest alpha version of Mono 2.11 has also been updated in order to match async support in .NET 4.5.
According to Miguel de Icaza, founder of the Mono project, there were 349 commits that changed 513 files; over 15,550 lines of code were added and there were more than 3,700 deletions. The 2.11.3 Alpha release of Mono is available for Windows, Mac OS X and openSUSE from the project's download page. The current stable release is Mono 2.10.8.
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