[Mono-devel-list] Idea: Bittorrent and Mono.

A Rafael D Teixeira rafaelteixeirabr at hotmail.com
Fri Jul 23 14:50:10 EDT 2004

>From: "Dave Mertens" <dmertens at zyprexia.com>

Hi Dave,

>How interesting a BitTorrent client may seem. It doesn't belong in the main
>mono branch (Same with Mono.Posix en Mono.GetOptions).
>These days I see more and more additions which build upon Mono. I've been
>programming along time in PHP and there's a extention repository called 
>(http://pear.php.net). Extentions in PEAR have the same quality as the
>extentions supplied with the main php distributions, except that their nor
>required by the runtime.
>I think it would be wise to create a PEAR alike repository where classes 
>be developed which are not directly needed by the runtime. When a class
>become very populaire, maybe than there's an option to distribute the class
>with the main Mono (or MCS) distribution.

Just to clarify things, mbas (the MonoBASIC/VB.NET compiler) does require 
Mono.GetOptions, so as the compiler is going into the core (thousands of 
ASP.NET developers eager to use mono program in VB.NET exclusively), 
Mono.GetOptions will probably go with the core. Besides, many other Mono 
utilities does use Mono.GetOptions.

Mono.Posix is required for xsp/mod_mono, so again it's will be a pretty 
common requirement. Still, last time I saw, such assemblies where being 
packaged in a separate package, for those that want just a minimal C#-only 
development environment.

Hope it helps,

Rafael "Monoman" Teixeira
Mono Hacker since 16 Jul 2001 - http://www.go-mono.org/
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