I read that the Mono developers officially released Mono 2.0, which promises compatibility with Microsoft .Net 2.0. The official announcement can be found at the Mono-project (releasenotes, if you’re impatient). The Slashdot discussion is right here.
There was a long thread (discussion, so you will) on the Postgres mailinglist about Debian, Postgres and backports (ugh!). The issue is complex and it’s a long story about why latest versions of Debian were stuck with older Postgres versions, while most platforms moved to the recent 8.x series of that database. Anyway, the good news is that it looks like that Debian Lenny will come with a more up-to-date version of Postgres. Or, something like that.
Going back to Slashdot, there’s an interesting thread about multi-threading, or rather, about recommendations about good books on this. I’ll be the first to admit that at one time I picked my nose up for .Net threading: I thought Delphi’s way was a lot more elegant, where you’re threading model essentially starts with creating descendants from Delphi’s TThread class. Threading, indeed is a different and difficult beast.