Mono on Debian

At last someone
has taken over the tasks of maintaining updated Mono packages for Debian. Kudos to the
Debian Mono Group!


Laurent (of GDA Ruby bindings fame)
has added support for converting between GDA and Ruby types, thus allowing the removal
of the GDA:Value class. This is something very nice for Ruby developers, since it
allows them to avoid having to do the conversion and work directly with the Ruby
language types. It’s so clever than it seems many Ruby developers are starting
to look forward to it instead of DBI.

More details in Laurent’s