[Mono-devel-list] Surveys: Mono 1.0 and Mono Conference.

Ravi Pratap M ravi at ximian.com
Wed Oct 8 23:54:06 EDT 2003

Hi Miguel,

On Wed, 2003-10-08 at 21:24, Miguel de Icaza wrote:
>         Mono 1.0 so far is going to be a subset, and my current thinking
>         is `.NET 1.0 minus two major pieces: EnterpriseServices and
>         Windows.Forms'.
>         But today some people suggested that we might want to have a
>         Mono 1.0 release earlier by committing to less than that,
>         something like: 

	While it seems tempting, when we are so close to having most bits
complete, to wait for those bits to be done and then have a release, I
sincerely feel that Mono has been in development for more than 2 years
now and a 1.0 release should really be on time-based priority. 

	I would say, let us evaluate what bits we can provide and set those as
our goals and get into bugfixing mode. Subsequently, following the GNOME
model, we can do a 1.2, 1.4 every 6 months to keep pumping improvements
out to the community.

>         Mono 1.0: 
>         	C# compiler
>         	Toolchain (ilasm, ildasm, al, etc)
>         	corlib, System, System.XML, System.Security.
>         	ADO.NET (System.Data and providers)
>         	ASP.NET (System.Web.Services and System.Web)
>         Anything else that is robust by the time the other components
>         are deemed "stable" would also make it.  So if for example
>         "System.Wasabinator" is of 1.0 quality by the time the rest is
>         done, we can also include it. 

	Sounds like a plan.

>                 We can certainly make this a hacker-only conference, but
>                 given the amount of projects, companies and developers
>                 using Mono, it might make sense to have something with a
>                 larger scope.

	I would say that given the amount of interest in Mono from companies,
certainly a more professional conference is a good idea. At the same
time, it must retain the hacker spirit to be a great springboard for
launching more ideas :-)

>                 	* Barcelona, Spain

	I vote for Europe :-)


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