[Mono-devel-list] Can you run MonoDevelop on Windows?
tberman at off.net
Wed Aug 18 04:00:42 EDT 2004
On Tue, 2004-17-08 at 09:10 -0500, Chris Pietschmann wrote:
> Isn’t that defeating the purpose of using Mono? I think its stupid to
> make MonoDevelop support Windows, when It’s a Mono application and it
> should run on any OS that has Mono/.NET installed.
Sigh, we have had this conversation too many times. I am going to assume
that you meant 'not support Windows', as we currently don't support
MonoDevelop is completely capable of running on windows. However, gnome
is not. We require gnome to integrate properly into the gnome desktop.
We use gnome for multiple things, including, but not limited to, using
your default fonts, using proper file icons, the iconlist widget in
gnomeui to provide a similar L&F, properly launching external
applications, and detecting mime types of files. As well, gtksourceview
(which is an external, unmanaged dependency of gtksourceview-sharp)
requires gnome (possibly you can --disable-gnome in its ./configure, or
write a patch to do so) for printing support.
After you have a working gtksourceview on Windows, it would be totally
possible to write a patch set that used #ifdefs or something similar to
make MD work perfectly on windows. There is little gnome usage (right
now). However, no one has done that.
Did I just hear you volunteer?
So, to review, and hopefully make this the canonical resource for the
future, so I can stop typing this.
MonoDevelop is capable of running on windows, no one has taken the time
to make this possible yet. If you are interested in seeing this happen,
please file patches. Note, that these patches will get reviewed, and
most likely applied, but will potentially bitrot rather quickly unless
you are willing to commit to maintaining them, as all the MonoDevelop
developers run Linux, and would be unable to check the continued
validity of said patches.
> Christopher Pietschmann, MCSD, MCAD
> Original Message:
> Subject: Re: [Mono-devel-list] Can you run MonoDevelop on Windows?
> From: Iain McCoy <iain at mccoy.id.au>
> To: Chris Pietschmann <Chris at PietschSoft.com>
> Cc: mono-devel-list at lists.ximian.com
> Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2004 19:53:15 +1000
> No. MonoDevelop is an IDE for linux and unix-like systems. On Windows,
> the normal option is visual studio .net and the cheapskate option is
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