Telerik Announces Support for Mono



    NEWTON, MA, April 6 /CNW/ - Telerik, the leading vendor of development
tools and components for the Microsoft .NET platform announced that
RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX
(http://www.telerik.com/products/aspnet-ajax.aspx) supports the Mono runtime
environment, an open source .NET framework sponsored by Novell, tailored for
development of Linux applications. The Telerik AJAX UI components
(http://www.telerik.com/products/aspnet-ajax.aspx) is the first commercial
user interface (UI) suite to go cross-platform and allows developers to build
rich .NET applications in a Linux environment.
    "This has been a long-awaited feature, which we have been quietly working
on for quite some time. Over the past few months, we have been actively
testing the compatibility of our AJAX controls offering with Mono", said
Hristo Kosev, Telerik CTO. "We are extremely happy that our joint work with
Novell will allow customers to build compelling high-performance ASP.NET
AJAX-based applications and run them on Linux using Mono 2.4."
    The decision to work with Novell to extend the capabilities of
RadControls over other platforms is in response to customer feedback and
interest in Mono. Telerik and Novell are optimistic about the effect their
partnership will have on the industry and the benefits it will bring to .NET
developers.
    "Since our initial experience with Telerik AJAX controls, we were certain
they would be a perfect fit for Mono developers", said Miguel de Icaza, vice
president of Development Platforms at Novell and leader of the Mono project.
"Our teams worked closely to integrate necessary changes to extend RadControls
beyond Windows servers and Macintosh, so that Linux developers targeting Linux
will have unlimited freedom within Mono."
    Hundreds of online demos, demonstrating the rich capabilities of
RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX (
http://www.telerik.com/products/aspnet-ajax.aspx) under SUSE Linux Enterprise
and Mono 2.4 can be viewed at http://mono.telerik.com.
    Mono 2.4 powers the recently announced SUSE(R) Linux Enterprise Mono
Extension. SUSE Linux Enterprise is the first commercial support offering for
the Mono project's application platform, enabling enterprises to seamlessly
run .NET applications on Linux without having to recompile.

    About Telerik

    Telerik is a leading vendor of development tools and components for
Microsoft .NET. Developers from many of the world's leading organizations and
thousands of consultants rely on Telerik products to build rich and responsive
applications. For more information please visit http://www.telerik.com.

    About Novell

    Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq:   NOVL) delivers the best engineered, most
interoperable Linux platform and a portfolio of integrated IT management
software that helps customers around the world reduce cost, complexity and
risk. For more information, visit http://www.novell.com.





For further information:

For further information: Annie Markova, Email:
annie.markova@telerik.com, Phone: +359-2-8099850 x271

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