First, sorry for the lack of updates on the blog. We've been very busy working on a very large update package for Synapse as well as a new documentation system. We are also migrating to new servers, which does take some time. The good news is that we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel and hope to have everything finished soon and ready for release. You'll be happy with the new documentation system that is a vast improvement over the existing stuff and it also features a community forum which I'm sure is good news as many have requested it.
Now to the point of this post which is a question that we get relatively often. The question is do systems deployed from Synapse work on mono? (Mono is a .NET framework clone that runs on Linux, Solaris, Mac OS X and a few other platforms.)
The short answer is: No.
The long answer is: Not yet.
The primary problem is a bug in Mono that causes it not to recognize .NET Compact assemblies. Base level components in Synapse are all Compact compatible (so you can use a deployed system on a PocketPC or any Windows Mobile phone and a range of other devices).
We will look into the mono problem and try to come up with a solution. Until then, if you are using Linux (or FreeBSD or OS X etc), you can always use the WINE emulator to run systems. In that case you can probably use Synapse as well. It is of course completely unsupported on our part, but it may be worth a try.