[Mono-aspnet-list] Porting Website with Codebehinds

Jeff Zellner jeff at odyl.net
Wed Jan 19 13:22:48 EST 2011

Thanks for the help and clarification -- I realized you didn't need
MonoDevelop to develop for Mono, but I was relatively sure I read something
about the 'web site' not working somewhere (in addition to MonoDevelop not
recognizing them). Mea culpa.

Thanks :)

On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 1:15 PM, Justin Malcolm <malcolm.justin at gmail.com>wrote:

> Jeff,
> Mono itself support both 'Web site' and 'Web project' well.
> The issue is that MonoDevelop does not support 'Web site'.
> Of course, you do not need to use MonoDevelop to develop your project.  My
> first Mono site was built using 'Web site' on Web Developer Express years
> ago.
> It seems to be a common misconception that you need to use MonoDevelop to
> develop Mono apps.  MonoDevelop is just a .NET IDE that runs on Linux, OS X,
> and Windows.  You can develop for .NET without using MonoDevelop at all
> using MonoDevelop.
> Similarly, you can develop using any other .NET IDE and then deploy the
> results on Mono anywhere that Mono runs.
> It is ideal to develop and test on the platform on which you will deploy of
> course but the fact that MonoDevelop does not support 'Web site' does not
> stop you from using Mono.
> On 19 January 2011 06:54, JZ <jeff at odyl.net> wrote:
>> I'm in the process of evaluating Mono for my job -- We'd love to break the
>> shackles Windows has on us right now! To that end, I've managed to get our
>> framework building and passing tests on Linux, which is a step in the
>> right
>> direction for sure.
>> Unfortunately, our two websites are of the 'Web site' vs 'Web project'
>> type.
>> I'm not sure what the exact term is, but the websites don't have .csproj
>> files, and are compiled 'on the fly', both the .aspx and .aspx.cs files
>> sit
>> on our webserver and are updateable.
>> It's my understanding that Mono doesn't support this type of web project.
>> I'm willing to lose the 'on the fly' and 'updatable' nature of the sites,
>> no
>> problem -- but if at all possible I'd like to avoid converting these sites
>> to .csproj web projects. I'd like to leave the current workflow as
>> undisturbed as possible for the developers working on Windows/VS. I'm
>> willing to put it work to create a mono-specific (I'll write Makefiles
>> until
>> my eyes bleed if that's what it comes down to) build process if it's
>> possible to make the sites work with no changes (prior to Mono build at
>> least).
>> I'd appreciate any tips or pointers in the right direction, thanks!
>> --
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