Mono is a platform for running and developing applications based on the
ECMA/ISO Standards. Mono is an open source effort led by Novell.
Mono provides a complete CLR (Common Language Runtime) including compiler and
runtime, which can produce and execute CIL (Common Intermediate Language)
bytecode (aka assemblies), and a class library.
This package contains the Virtual Execution Environment and the JIT
(Just-in-Time) and AOT (Ahead-of-Time) code generator "mono".
"mono" runs CLI applications, which is currently only available for i386,
powerpc, amd64 and ia64 architectures.