[Gtk-sharp-list] How to set sun on Microsofts Empire for the Last time.

Jonathan Pryor jonpryor@vt.edu
Tue, 13 Jan 2004 21:00:14 -0500

"Native" Linux binaries isn't going to happen.  That's the short of it.

(It *could* happen, but it isn't likely.  Native binaries would limit
portability (you can't use the same program on x86 & PPC), possibly
increase the complexity of the garbage collector, and interfere with a
large number of Runtime features -- Reflection, Remoting, code
generation, sane versioning policies, AppDomains, Security, etc. 
Pre-jitting, the current closest equivalent to native binaries, has a
performance *deficit* since generate code is *less* efficient due to the
requirement to share code across AppDomains, and this is likely to
remain true for the foreseeable future.  In short, we have better things
to do.)

As for the IDE issue, perhaps MonoDevelop will fit the bill.  It's not
ready yet, but I imagine it will be usable before the year is out.

 - Jon

On Tue, 2004-01-13 at 08:39, ZYX Rationalist wrote:
> I am Visual Studio .Net programmer. I compile all my
> programs from there so that they will run on
> MSWindows. I want to write programs for Linux but I
> dont want to leave comfort of my IDE. So there goes
> the biggest problem in adapting Linux in air, because
> we at VS.Net will never leave it. So what can U do
> about it? Logically its easy.
> The results of my last query suggest that I am struck
> in windows forever. But this is my last ditch effort
> to get u notice of solution for easy adoption of
> Linux. If U create a compiler to compile the EXE file
> generated by VS.Net into native executables that can
> run on Linux with out a Virtual Machine then rest will
> be history.
> I am a professional software developer who is not
> interested in steping on many boats at the same time.
> We should be able to write programs for Linux in
> VS.Net such that they will run on our clients windows
> machine without any additional components other that
> create in VS.Net such as GKT.Net Dll. GTK.Net can be
> just a wrapper on MS.Net such that the code will
> directly compile on Linux without any modifications.
> That makes too much sense to me from my windows
> worlds.
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