[Mono-devel-list] Development

Richard Torkar richard.torkar at htu.se
Tue Oct 28 02:28:05 EST 2003

On Tue, 2003-10-28 at 04:03, Rocky Dean Pulley wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I'm new to the list and new to mono as well.  I signed up for the list
> because I'm looking for something interesting to work on.  I have about 8
> years experience with C/C++ and about 5 years with Java.  I started learning
> .NET a while back but I have done nothing professionally with it.  The last
> 2 years of my life I've pretty much done only java swing work with the
> occasional bit of JNI for printing/OCR and a little bit of J2EE programming.
> I have a good amount of experience with socket level programming as well.
> If anyone could suggest something that would be good for me to work on, that
> would be great.  I'm great at fixing bugs and debugging problems so I may be
> able to help out with the bug list but most of the stuff on there looks to
> be pretty old.  How often is mono updated anyway, is it still being actively
> developed?

Hi Rocky,

and welcome to the Mono community. Mono is still very much in
development :) There are many things one can help with, especially this
page gives you some insight on stuff you might find interesting:
You might have read it already.

Since you say that you like to find bugs and debug problems I'd suggest
that you go through all the unresolved mcs/mono bugs (also gtk# is of
interest of course) and try to reproduce them. If they are reproducible,
with a more recent version of mono, then try to fix them, or at least
add a note to the bug telling all of us that this is still a bug with

Regression tests is the second thing that is constantly lacking. If
there isn't a regression test for a certain bug please write one, it
would be very much appreciated.

If you have any questions you can either mail them to the mailing-list
or go to the #mono channel on irc.us.gimp.org or irc.gimp.org

Happy hacking!

/Richard Torkar

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