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14 January 2010, 10:08

SharpDevelop 3.2 speaks Ruby

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SharpDevelop Logo Developer Christoph Wille has announced the release of a Community Technology Preview (CTP) of version 3.2 of the open source SharpDevelop (#develop) development environment. In addition to support for developing .NET and Mono programs in the C#, Visual Basic, F# (Microsoft’s functional programming language for .NET), IronPython and Boo programming languages, the latest release now includes support for IronRuby, the open source implementation of the Ruby programming language for the Microsoft .NET Framework. Wille also notes that Boo has been upgraded to version and that SharpDevelop Reports has been "completely rewritten and vastly extended".

For the new version to run smoothly, the developers recommend installing the following software: Microsoft’s FxCop (for code analysis) and StyleCop (for C# code analysis) as well as TortoiseSVN (for source control) and the October 2009 CTP (Community Technology Preview) of the F# compiler.

More details about the release can be found in the release announcement. SharpDevelop 3.2 CTP is available to download from SourceForge and requires .NET Framework 3.5. SharpDevelop is released under version 2.1 of the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL).

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